New Jersey Department of Education Decision Aimed at Curbing Abuses and Leveling the Playing Field
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD) – Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. today expressed his support for the Department of Education’s decision that varsity athletes who transfer to a high school that participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program will be subject to the state’s governing body for high school athletics’ 30-day transfer rule starting next school year. A representative from the Department of Education made the statement today at the annual high school athletic directors’ convention at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
“I am pleased that the Department of Education has finally listened to the voices of concerned high school athletic directors, coaches and parents,” said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). “This decision represents noteworthy progress toward what can only be described as more common sense rule that allows all schools to operate on a level playing field. The enforcement of the 30-day transfer rule refocuses our attention on the things that really matter, the core values of high school athletics and the educational benefits of the interdistrict school choice program.”