•  Emergency Response

    Plano ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a nationally-recognized emergency response methodology that is action-based, flexible, and easy to learn.

    About SRP

    The Standard Response Protocol was developed by the “I Love U Guys Foundation”, a Colorado based non-profit which was started after the founders lost the daughter in a 2006 school shooting. The SRP is based on the response to any given situation not on individual scenarios. It rationally organizes tactics for response to weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to personal safety. By standardizing the vocabulary, all stakeholders can understand the response and status of the event.

    Parents are urged to stay home and await instructions from the district anytime SRP-based protective measures are being utilized to ensure the safety and security of students and staff.

    During a Secure or Lockdown, traffic routes around the school must remain clear to allow for arriving first responders. Both of these SRP-based actions will result in an increase in police presence as the circumstances are investigated. In addition, no-one is allowed in or out of a Plano ISD facility during a Secure or Lockdown. Parents congregating near the front entrance of a Plano ISD facility during a Secure or Lockdown may create additional perceived risks for responding police agencies while the credibility of a threat or hazard is being evaluated.

    Evacuate, Shelter and Hold actions are typically resolved in a very short amount of time once a hazard has passed or has been determined to be a non-issue. 


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  • Hold Occurs when the school corridors and common areas need to be cleared, such as during a medical emergency in the hallway. Students will immediately clear the corridors by returning to classrooms. It will be business as usual inside the classrooms until the emergency is resolved.
  • Secure Occurs when a threat or hazard is OUTSIDE of the school building. Students will remain or return inside the building. Staff will help recover students and colleagues outside the building, take roll and increase their situational awareness.
  • Lockdown Occurs when a threat or hazard is INSIDE the building. Students will stay quiet and out-of-sight. Staff will lock the classroom door, turn off lights, maintain silence and obscured visibility, take roll and wait for first responders to open the door.
  • Evacuate Occurs when students and staff must move to another location. Students will leave all but cell phones behind, form a single-file line, and follow instructions. Staff will lead students to the evacuation location and take roll.
  • Shelter Occurs when the need for personal protection is necessary, such as during a severe weather event. Students and staff will employ appropriate safety strategies. Teachers will also take roll to account for students.