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.