AURORA – Students who want to transfer between schools can do so as long as it’s not based on athletics or varsity-level playing time.

The legislative council of the Colorado High School Activities Association agreed to that change during its April 21 meeting. Two-thirds of the council voted in favor.

In a second transfer-related vote, the council turned down a motion to prevent students from missing 50 percent of their sports season following a transfer. The present transfer rules sideline transferred students for a calendar year from the date of transfer.

League organizing

The biennial practice of organizing the state’s athletic conferences is done. The council approved CHSAA’s Classification and League Organizing Committee report.

It moved Westminster High School into the Denver Prep League. The Wolves had to find a new conference after the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference voted to disband.

CLOC also approved an appeal from Stargate School in Thornton to stay in class 3A for its basketball teams for the next two years.

“There is no element that outweighs other factors when it comes to appeals,” said CLOC Chairman Clay Alba, the athletic director of the Littleton School District. “We took the list as a body of evidence, and we tried to make the best decision based on the school and the context of the sport.”

In other business

The legislative council also voted to return to two meetings per school year and turned down a request to let coaches have Sunday contact with their athletes who have used up their eligibility.

Tennis players can play a combination of matches and tournaments not to exceed 12, according to a council vote. And in baseball, the legislative council sided with the CHSAA baseball committee’s recommendation that new innings cannot start after two hours of play for sub-varsity level teams.