The Davis County School Board has adopted a policy they hope will prevent recruitment of student athletes.

The new policy forbids students from transferring to another school simply because the sports program there is better than at their own high school. It does, however, allow a transfer to be granted if the specific athletic or activity program is not available at the student's school."It will cut down on any possible recruitment," said Steven Ronnenkamp, assistant superintendent.

Both the local school and transfer school principals must approve transfers for participation in athletic programs. In other cases, a transfer letter mandated by the policy requires a student to agree not to participate in competitive extra-curricular activities for one year.