My daughter goes to middle school in a very small public school district, so all of the sports are small teams and sometimes get cancelled due to lack of interest. In the past, boys and girls have been allowed to play on each others team if they do not have one of their own. For example, there wasn't a boy's volleyball team, so a boy was on the girl's team. This year, girl's basketball is not being offered, and boy's team is only planned to have 6 members. My daughter has been denied joining or even trying out for the team with no reason why, yet the boy who played volleyball with the girls last year will be allowed to play again this year.
I guess I would be ok with the disparity if I understood it, but I don't. Can someone tell me if this is allowed, and if so, why?