The Davis County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to initiate sophomore girls volleyball and basketball programs for the upcoming school year.
Prior to Tuesday's vote, Davis County high schools had only ninth-grade, junior varsity and varsity teams in girls basketball and volleyball. The boys basketball and football teams already had sophomore teams.The district discussed cutting the equivalent sophomore boys programs to be in compliance with Title IX, a federal law which requires equal opportunities for both sexes, but the consensus was to keep the boys programs and add the girls. The cost of starting girls sophomore sports in the district has been estimated at $23,000.
Most Salt Lake County high schools already have sophomore level teams in girls volleyball and softball.