Frisco ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a nationally-recognized, proven methodology that ensures a uniform response by faculty, staff and students to school-based emergencies.
The Standard Response Protocol has been developed for implementation within K-12 and university education settings by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation, a Colorado-based non-profit organization committed to student safety. The SRP has been endorsed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the office of the Governor for the State of Texas.
Administrators, campus staff and students are trained each school year on SRP and conduct SRP-based emergency drills each semester, as well as state-mandated fire drills, to reinforce emergency preparedness. While SRP is not a replacement for school safety plans or programs, it standardizes Frisco ISD’s approach to emergency management by providing for consistent terminology and response actions during an emergency.
The SRP is all-hazard in nature, meaning it is not based on individual scenarios, but rather on the response to any given scenario. The most significant benefit of the SRP is the standard language used by teachers, students, parents, staff and first responders. The protocol also allows for a predictable series of actions as an incident unfolds. The SRP is based upon five actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold. Each action provides specific staff and student directives that are unique to the action.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Standardization of emergency response actions from campus to campus reduces the amount of time required for protective measures to be implemented, and therefore can prevent or mitigate the potential negative effects of an incident. Frisco ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a proven methodology that ensures a uniform response to school-based emergencies.
The SRP is not based on individual scenarios, but rather on the response to any given scenario. One large benefit of the SRP is the standard language used by all responders; this includes students, parents, staff and first responders. The protocol also allows for all involved to use a predictable series of actions. This standardization in response ensures that all incidents are handled in the same manner district-wide and everyone knows what is happening or what to do as an event unfolds.
The SRP has been developed for implementation in K-12 and university environments by the “I Love You Guys” Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to student safety. In addition to receiving an endorsement by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the office of the Governor for the State of Texas, the SRP is currently being used by thousands of school districts across the nation. Other north central Texas school districts utilizing SRP include: McKinney ISD, Plano ISD, Allen ISD, Lewisville ISD, Dallas ISD, Irving ISD, Coppell ISD, Mesquite ISD and others.
During an emergency, Frisco ISD will utilize the same methodologies used for day-to-day communications with parents. This may include phone calls, emails or text messages from the district Communications Department or your campus administrator.
Frisco ISD will contact you using the same tools used for day-to-day communications with parents. This may include phone calls, emails or text messages from the district Communications Department or your campus administrator.
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 Lockout or Lockdown, traffic routes around the school must remain clear to allow for arriving first responder agencies. 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 Frisco ISD facility during a Lockout or Lockdown. Parents congregating near the front entrance of a Frisco ISD facility during a Lockout 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.