An LAUSD proposal would get rid of attendance boundaries


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Let’s hear it for the wonderful people who run the Los Angeles Unified School District. They haven’t exactly elicited great confidence in the past, and now there’s a proposal, to be debated on Tuesday, to erase attendance boundaries in an attempt to lure back students attending private and charter schools.

Before anyone starts thinking that this would be a great way to elude athletic rules, understand that all transfers would continue to be subject to CIF transfer rules, according to Barbara Fiege, the City Section commissioner of athletics.


Of course, that could change too.

It will be interesting to see what really comes out of the proposal and which schools and coaches can figure out how to take advantage if it is implemented. Remember, the passage of the state’s open-enrollment law in the 1990s made a huge impact that’s still being felt today in athletics -- and that wasn’t supposed to be about athletics.

-- Eric Sondheimer