New Ypsilanti-Willow Run high school will likely have exemptions from MHSAA postseason ban
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has clarified its intentions for a new consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run high school regarding transfer rules and postseason eligibility.
The MHSAA would consider a new consolidated school a first-year member school, and first-year member schools by rule are ineligible for postseason play.
However, MHSAA Executive Director Jack Roberts said in an e-mail Thursday morning that the MHSAA Executive Committee would not apply that condition to a new consolidated high school, and the school would be eligible for postseason play immediately in the 2013-14 school year.
The MHSAA would also likely allow students who transfer out of the new school district and enroll in a different district by the first day of the 2013-14 school year immediately eligible to play. State rules typically require a transfer student to sit out for one semester.
The new school must officially apply for MHSAA membership before any official decisions can be made.