First the Jenks sisters transferred into the Linn-Mar school district, although they were young at the time and not in high school. Then the Sommer twins transferred to Linn-Mar when their mother got a new job. Then Kelsey Drake switched from Jefferson to Linn-Mar for swimming. Now Amanda Ollinger has followed suit and is leaving Jefferson behind for the Lions.
These are six high-profile transfers involving some of the very best female athletes in the state. The Jenks sisters flew under the radar when they open-enrolled in the Linn-Mar district, because Stephanie was in the sixth grade at the time and Jennifer was in the fifth grade, but all the others happened after they began their high school careers.
People like to rush to judgment about these things and suspect there was foul play, but there is no shred of evidence to suggest that anyone who works for the Linn-Mar school district did anything wrong. There was no recruiting, no tampering, nothing improper by Linn-Mar.
Did parents talk to other parents before these things happened? Perhaps, but there's nothing illegal about that. If you were thinking about changing schools, wouldn't you have questions that needed to be answered?