zephyrs123
Junior Terrance Edwards transferred back to Milwaukee North Division late last week after attending Milwaukee Vincent for a brief period of time. Edwards is a 6-foot-5 class of 2008 prospect who earned all-league honors in the City Conference as a sophomore.
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tonklk_old
was it that he wasnt going to start on vincent so he went back to north?
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crusader5
Regardless of whether he started or not at Vincent, he made the smart move to go back to North. He should put up big numbers and be a star at North this year. At Vincent, he would of just been another player with Vincent already having a ridiculous amount of talent to begin with. North will now have a very good team this year and will be one of the biggest sleepers in the state.
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afan1

APPLIES TO ALL SCHOOLS - PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC

A student who transfers from any school into a member school, unless the transfer is made necessary by a total change in residence by parents, must do so before attending one or more days of school or one or more athletic practices at the school the student is leaving. If not, the student is ineligible for varsity level competition for the remainder of that school year.
With written consent from administrators of both schools directly involved, a first time transfer student shall be eligible for nonvarsity competition only for the duration of the school year, unless a waiver is provided as outlined in the Senior High Handbook.
A student who transfers more than once in any given school year shall be ineligible for all interscholastic competition for the remainder of that school year.
A student who transfers from any school, whether or not a member school, with a status of ineligibility for disciplinary reasons retains such status at his/her new school for the same period as decreed by the former school.
No eligibility will be granted for a student whose residence within a school?s attendance boundaries, with or without parents, or whose attendance at a school has been the result of undue influence (special consideration due to athletic ability or potential) on the part of any person, whether or not connected with the school.
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justintyem
So with that being so,What is going to hapen to him in your opinion a_fan.Will he get to play varsity or not in your understanding of the rules????? If I read it correctly He cant play varsity this year,because he attended atleast 1 day of school at vincent right????
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nkartos
it's not just MPS... every school district has it's own set of rules... basically the WIAA does not dictate who goes where inside a school district... the WIAA stuff kicks in when people transfer from one district to another...
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afan1
I'm no expert in the rules at all. ( obviously ) Just sift thru what I see and read. It mentions ( member school ) not district right ? I'd guess each school district is not treated as ONE SCHOOL. If for some reason the MPS gets around what I see as a clearly stated rule I understand your LOOPHOLE comment.

And as you say it does not seem fair to the rest of the districts that abide by one set of rules and the MPS another ? I'll have to take that up with Doug.
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nkartos
i'm no expert of the rules either, i'd ask your athletic director...

i see it like a state and federal government situation.... i think it would be close to impossible for them to go to the big school districts and decide where every single kid should go...
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afan1
No one is deciding where anyone should go.
In huge districts I would guess a students options to test focused or specialty schools for a couple weeks is understandable. BUT that should not override the WIAA rules that apply to every other student in the state.

IF JOE student in Durand can not go to school in Ellsworth for one day without giving up his right to transfer back if he does not like it and still be eligible (for varsity level competition) why should a student in the MPS ?
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zephyrs123
Just spoke to Dave Anderson of the WIAA. Here's the skinny:

In multi high school districts, it is up to the local district to determine transfer eligibility. In Milwaukee, students are eligibile at the school they attend as of the third Friday of the school year. In this case, Edwards was at North Division on the third Friday and thus will be eligible.

This rule will likely change in 2007-08 when the fourth semester rule goes into effect.
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afan1
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ORIGINAL: MarkMiller

Just spoke to Dave Anderson of the WIAA. Here's the skinny:

In multi high school districts, it is up to the local district to determine transfer eligibility.
This rule will likely change in 2007-08 when the fourth semester rule goes into effect.


Thanks Mark for the info.
I guess I just do not understand the logic of allowing the multi high school districts to decide what rules of the WIAA they follow and what rules they do not. The school districts are members of the WIAA. With that they SHOULD abide by the rules of the WIAA. Creating their own set of transfer rules does not pass the smell test if you get my drift.

Did he really say LIKELY CHANGE ? That sounds like it should be nailed down or clarified PRE Oct WIAA meeting.


The post below is from the WIAA site
Transfer Rules Overview




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PREFACE

Student athletic eligibility, for all levels of competition, is governed by WIAA rules.

Transfer students require special review by the athletic director.

We advise that all transfer students initially be considered ineligible until the athletic director has declared the student meets school and WIAA requirements.

For purpose of this rule attendance at one day of school and/or one athletic practice determines ?beginning of school year.? A student who transfers after the beginning of the school year will be ineligible for varsity competition at the new school unless a waiver is granted by the WIAA Board of Control.


It can really not be more clear.

Gotnogame is RIGHT. This is lawsuit material.
Just wait until the WIAA rules someone ineligible if they transfer after the first day of school at a non MPS school district.


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