Southern Section transfer number rises to 5,700, an increase from last year

Eric Sondheimer
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Since last July, high schools in the Southern Section have submitted transfer paperwork for 5,700 students, according to Southern Section transfer records. That compares to 5,278 in a similar period for 2014-2015.

Almost 3,200 are part of the sitout period rule, where they have to sitout for about a month of their season or have limited eligibility. Last year in a similar period, the number was 2,869.

There was transfer paperwork submitted for 498 transfers in January, down from 657 in December. In November, the number was 615; 715 in October; 1,370 in September; 1,645 in August; 200 in July.

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