aebrown wrote: So what's the answer? I don't see any perfect solutions, but I'd love to hear a concrete suggestion. About all I can think of is some more training and education. Perhaps the process of requesting a record in MLS (or online at LDS.org now) could require the clerk or leader requesting the record to certify that the member actually lives in the ward and is attending that ward. If that question is answered honestly, it would stop these temporary record moves.
Your suggestion is good. My thought is that I would like an MLS function that would allow me to select a group of members and put a lock on their records for a selectable period of time up to the length of a semester (4 months for BYU.)