Attend Trinity in PERSON
On Wednesday, November 18, Governor Andy Beshear mandated that ALL private schools cease in-person instruction beginning November 23. Middle and high schools are mandated to remain in remote instruction until January 4, 2021 while elementary schools may reopen for in-person learning on December 7 IF their county is NOT in the red zone and the school follows the in-person guidelines.
However, Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued an opinion (August 19, 2020) that the governor (or any state official) is prohibited by law from closing religious schools that comply with COVID guidelines (Trinity has well complied with the guidelines). Further, it is a violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution for the governor to issue such a mandate targeting religious institutions.
The following parents fully support Trinity continuing IN-PERSON learning. The Trinity leadership has spent many hours and many dollars following CDC recommendations, state guidelines and local health department guidance in order to open and remain open for in-person learning. Our leadership has done an excellent job implementing said guidelines and our students have safely learned at school. We are grateful for our Trinity teachers and administration's hard work and dedication to ensuring that we can continue in-person learning.
We, the parents, remain confident in Trinity's ability to continue our children's excellent education in person. While we understand that our Board of Directors will make the final decision regarding this issue, it is our sincere request that Trinity's leadership consider the desire of these parents for our children to continue learning IN PERSON. Please hear our voices. Our children's education is at stake, and without a doubt, our children learn most successfully at school.
Together we stand on the firm foundation of God's Word for the next generation.