My issue, along with I am sure many on this thread is the kids who don't move, put the cable/water bill of an address in district in their name for a month to "prove" residency (like happened with Bellevue situations) and then commute every day from out of district. The funny thing is a lot of these "poaching schools" as they were called on one post take kids who would usually end up in the same schools if they went where they are supposed to, which would actually make the team they don't want to go to for "competitive" reasons much more competitive and actually able to compete with the power programs more often then just jumping ship to be a front runner (this is not all circumstances).
This argument comes up every year, multiple times a year, and while I agree with "jamalama" that if a kid doesn't want to be apart of my team/program good luck to you somewhere else it is still frustrating that the same teams continue to get transfers year in and year out and no thought is put into it by the WIAA. People will say to bring it to the WIAA's attention but my problem with that is, the only one who really gets punished is the kid who then has to sit out after doing everything his parents and coaches told him to do while the program responsible gets little to no repercussions. Honestly, we all know what programs do it and who isn't a "legit" transfer, one day it will all come to light and WIAA will act like they are making a huge stand and discovery where everyone knows it has been going on for a LONG time.
Just look at the Bellevue FB situation. The story came out and they acted like WIAA put a stop to something that they had "discovered" when in real life everyone who had been even slightly following WA Football knew it was going on for years and the WIAA did NOTHING. Transfers were often called the "Bellevue rule" as a joke between many coaching staff and athletes around the area. The WIAA knew and chose not to act on it because they were more concerned with $$$ and the National Spotlight Bellevue was bringing in than doing what was actually right.
One day this will all come out and WIAA will act like they have done something great again while we all read the article and say "No Duh"