Re: Transfer Question

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Posted by answer on December 04, 2018 at 12:03:29:

In Reply to: Re: Transfer Question posted by follow up on December 04, 2018 at 11:56:21:

: : : : : Can a kid transfer back and forth between schools? He started at school A Freshman and sophomore, then transferred his junior year to school B and had a valid change of residence. Then he went back to school A for his senior year and had a valid change of residence for football season, now that football is over he transferred back to school B for basketball season.

: : : Actually, the rules are currently changing, and transfers are going to be much more difficult moving forward. Switching schools without a sit-out period will only be possible if the family actually moves (CIF is requiring a ton of proof). Going forward, most students who switch schools will sit out the first half of their season.

: : : : CIF doens't policy transfers, the individual schools do this. So if the schools accept the paper then the transfer is valid.

: : : : : Does CIF allow a kid to hop back and forth between 2 schools to keep switching sports.

: : So if a schools AD just approves it without caring can anyone follow up on this to stop them from cheating?

: That used to be the case. It was up to the AD to operate "in good faith" and check to make sure that the family had really moved. If the AD wanted to cheat, they could literally just check a box, stating that the family had moved. Now it is different, CIF has a list of required documentation that must be turned in, in order for the change of address to be valid. The documentation list is extensive, and makes the process a PITA hontestly.

The only follow-up under the old system, was if the first school of attendance "flagged" the transfer. If the school thought the family had not moved, they could note it in the transfer documentation. Many schools would never do this, because it really only hurts the child looking to relocate. There have been instances where members of the general public (coaches, parents, etc) have reported invalid transfers to CIF, but proof of a violation would be required for CIF to act. Suspicion isn't enough.

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