Originally Posted by irish_buffalo
Yet kids can transfer to a parochial and are cleared.
My biggest thing is for the OHSAA to get consistent. I saw a senior basketball player go from Toledo Start to Toledo St. Johns a couple years back and was cleared. Yet any kid that MOVES INTO Toledo Whitmer district is looked at with a fine tooth comb (several denied).
If I move into another district and my kid is denied to play sports I have a great case against the OHSAA and win.
The OHSAA is pretty clear that transferring from public to private after you've entered 9th grade (again unless the schools are in different districts) is cause to sit a year. However, if a child transfers from private back to their HOME public school, they do not sit at all for any reason.
You indicate that the situation you know of was "a couple years back". The policies for transfers and "sitting out" have changed dramatically in the last 8 years for many reasons so prior to that it was a little easier to transfer and play if both superintendents (leaving district and receiving district) signed off agreement with the transfer and you met one of the 4 (I think that's what it was) conditions allowed then for transfers.
Now it is incredibly tougher to make a transfer and be exempted from the "sitting out" rule.