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