weather commonly occurs in the North Texas area. Volatile
weather can exist any time of
the year, and as such, contingencies must be made
to deal with such events.
This information is provided by the Safety and Security Services Department and is intended to provide staff with a guideline for
dealing with severe weather events.
Inclement weather that may exist in this area includes:
and high winds
- Flash floods
- Heavy snow or ice storms
- Heat wave, ozone alert,
The department of Safety and Security Services will
be responsible for monitoring weather conditions
that impact the Plano area.
Members of this department will monitor weather conditions
and television sources, and keep the Superintendent
advised of any conditions that may impact school
operations/student safety. The department of Safety and Security
Services will also share information with
other PISD departments to insure that the District
is prepared to address any weather related event.
Finally, the department of Safety and Security Services
will communicate with the City of Plano to be aware
of any weather event that may require activation
of the Emergency Warning System and civil defense
All school campuses within the District are equipped
with weather alert radios and have access to internet
based weather resources sites. It is strongly recommended
that each campus individually monitor weather conditions
in their area, as well as news and alerts that may
be introduced via internet, radio, or television.
All PISD campuses have access to the Weatherbug computer
program, which provides real-time weather conditions,
alerts, and forecasts.
In the event of impending severe weather that may
impact school operations, the department of Safety and Security
Services will notify
schools and other District
departments of the possibility of a weather event.
Schools will be advised to monitor conditions and
information outlets, and to monitor their PISD Security-issued
emergency radio. In the event of a severe weather
event, these radios will be used to communicate immediate
information to the schools from central administration.
In the event of a severe weather event that impacts
school operations, the Director of Safety and Security
Services or his designee will communicate with the
office of the Superintendent, office of Communications,
department of Transportation, and any other District
department, which might have a need for information.
The Director of Safety and Security Services or his
designee will also communicate with principals, Associate Superintendent for District Services, and the Executive Directors of Secondary and Elementary Education to determine what, if any action
should be taken on the campuses to address a severe
weather event. These actions may include delaying
or expediting the release of students. The decision
to delay or expedite the release of students shall
normally be approved by the Associate Superintendent for District Services
or Director of Safety and Security Services.
- Local Plano Forecast