The appellant seeks reversal of a decision made by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)making him ineligible to participate in sports for 18 weeks because of a transfer.
The appellant's family moved to Missouri from West Des Moines. After about eight weeks, the appellant moved back to West Des Moines but his parents did not. There is nothing in the record to indicate he returned for the primary reason of participating in sports.
After meeting with IHSAA, it was determine he could participate if he produced a birth certificate to show when he reaches the age of majority; but he is ineligible until that occurs.
It was determined by the State Board the appropriate departmental rule [IAC 670--9.15(6)]is a valid rule and was applied correctly to this situation.
The local board's decision is upheld.