May 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – The Archdiocese applauds and supports Trinity High School as it implements its new random drug and alcohol testing policy. Trinity’s effort to provide students with the tool to say, “I can’t. My school tests,” is a powerful testament to the school’s concern about the well-being and health of students.
For Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, decisions about implementing drug and alcohol policies and related disciplinary measures are established at the local level with the input of the school’s appropriate consultative bodies, including its Board of Directors. Trinity has conducted a thorough process of research, consultation, and prayer as it established this policy.
At this time, one other secondary school in the Archdiocese, Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Ky. has a random drug testing policy. All Catholic secondary schools in the Archdiocese utilize drug testing in specific circumstances, establish policies about drug and alcohol use by students, and provide resources to assist students and families with drug and alcohol issues.
Trinity is one of nine Catholic secondary schools in the 24 counties that make up the Archdiocese of Louisville.