Proposal Would Allow Returning High School Students To Play Sports - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Proposal Would Allow Returning High School Students To Play Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state lawmaker wants to make sure that students who leave a district, then return, can still play sports for their old schools.

Rep. Jon Husted, a Dayton-area Republican, wants to override an Ohio High School Athletic Association rule governing transfers.

Husted says that current association by-laws prevent a student who transfers to another district, then returns, from playing sports for a year in his old district.

Husted says that's unfair to parents who pay taxes in their child's district.

Husted says that his legislation is not aimed at students who leave districts to play sports at other schools permanently.

Current by-laws require those students to sit out a year before playing.

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