A transgender teen who identifies as male on Monday was told he could not compete for homecoming king.

Kasey Caron, a 17-year-old student at Richland High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, asked the Richland School Board to overturn an earlier decision made by school administrators to leave the senior on the ballot for homecoming queen. The school board upheld the decision by refusing to act.

“No formal action is required due to the board agreeing with the previous decision of the administration,” said Solicitor Timothy Leventry.

“Basically, they're leaving Kasey on the female ballot,” Kathy Caron, Kasey's mother, told The Tribune-Democrat. “I'm disappointed.”

For the majority of his high school career, Kasey's teachers and classmates have recognized him as male.

Kathy also asked the board to allow her son to wear the same color cap and gown as male students at graduation. She also wants the school to create a safer environment for LGBT students at the school. The board said that it would consider her requests.

“I expected it to be a little more of a discussion rather than flat out telling me they're going to take their own time,” said Kasey, who has two moms. “I guess I'm going to have to wait.”

(Related: Transgender homecoming queen Cassidy Campbell faces negative backlash.)