The District has comprehensive emergency procedures to provide campus administrators with guidance during emergencies or critical incidents:
- Each campus has one or more copies of the District’s Emergency Procedures Administrator’s Guide, and staff members have access to an electronic version available for download to a smart phone. Campus administrators have received training in the Incident Command System (ICS) and attend safety and security update training each school year.
- Plano ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for use during emergency or critical incidents. The SRP includes four (4) emergency actions that can be taken in an emergency: Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate and Shelter.
- Piano ISD has also adopted the Standard Reunification Model (SRM) for use in reunifying parents and students during or following an incident.
- Students and campus staff members receive training on the SRP during the first week of each school year. Each campus conducts specific emergency drills each semester, as well as monthly fire drills, to reinforce emergency preparedness.