“If where they’re coming from is not a safe area to go to school, who knows if they’re asymptomatic and they’re bringing the environment where they live to another district?”
Five states — California, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia — and the District of Columbia have already announced intentions to move high school football to the spring. And, of course, the prospect of fall sports is a fluid one in most states as the country continues to battle through a pandemic.
The thinking is if a state or district cancels a fall sport, then neighboring states and districts could see a surge in transfers.
In Nebraska, after the May 1 transfer deadline, any student that transfers to a new school must sit out 90 school days prior to competing in varsity activities. However, a student is immediately eligible if a legitimate change of address to within the new school district is made.
“It’s hard to deal with that when there’s a legitimate change of address in most states,” Niehoff…