The Greenfield School District announced this week in a news release that it had learned of efforts to fraudulently enroll students at the high school for the football program.
Greenfield athletic director Trent Lower said that efforts were made to allegedly enroll students using addresses in Greenfield at which the students did not reside.
The enrollment was for the 2017-18 school year, and the alleged intent was to have the students participate on the 2017 football team, the district said.
The district immediately notified the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association and plans to cooperate fully with the WIAA and provide any additional information that may be requested.
District officials said the individual associated with the attempted fraudulent enrollment of the students is no longer employed by the district and that the district is unaware of any members of the 2016 squad who were enrolled fraudulently. The district did not name the individual or reveal how it learned of the efforts to fraudulently enroll football players.
"We cannot speak on behalf of the WIAA, but no action (penalties or warnings) has been taken at this point," Lower said. "Our prompt action, the fact that the employee is no longer being employed here and the fact that the students did not participate in any sports at Greenfield High School (lead us to believe) that no further action will be taken."
Lower said the district is uncertain how many students this situation involves because they were never enrolled in the school.