Safe Schools

Providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors is a priority for Frisco ISD. With support from the Board of Trustees and the Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney and Plano police departments, Frisco ISD has undertaken a number of important steps toward preparing staff and students for emergencies, securing facilities and working cooperatively with law enforcement/emergency services.

While some of the security plans and strategies employed by the school district are confidential, it is important to share the following list of programs and strategies that are part of our Safe and Supportive Schools Program


  • School resource officers are employed by local police departments and located across the District. Officers are highly trained by their respective police departments in collaboration with Frisco ISD and are armed at all times. Officers are equipped with medical supplies and specialized tools to assist in the event of an emergency.

    • SROs can be found full-time at high school campuses. 

    • Middle school officers are responsible for two to three elementary schools in addition to their home campus.

  • Full-time nurses serve each campus have access to medical supplies, protective gear and equipment.

  • Full-time guidance counselors serve each campus. School counselors hold a professional certificate in counseling issued by the Texas Education Agency on the recommendation of the college or university where the counselor has obtained a master's degree in counseling or psychology.

  • Crossing guards direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic at elementary and middle schools, while parking lot attendants assist on high school campuses.

  • Frisco ISD maintains District and campus-level threat assessment teams.

Facilities & Technology

  • Campuses have controlled access with one point of entry for visitors during the school day.

  • All exterior doors remain locked at schools, which utilize a video-based entry monitoring system to buzz visitors through a specified front door after their identification has been verified and the nature of their visit is made known.

  • Security cameras inside and outside schools provide live access to front office staff, police, firefighters and paramedics.

  • In the event of an emergency, campuses have wide-area and local-area networks that allow radio communication between staff. 

  • Each campus has emergency first aid kits (includes tourniquets and Stop the Bleed kits), an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Narcan, Epi-Pens or epinephrine and Albuterol. 

  • Students, parents, teachers and the community are encouraged to share concerns with STOPit, the anonymous online tip-line.


  • Each campus does daily door checks to verify all exterior doors are locked.

  • FISD security specialists patrol campuses and perform unannounced security checks

  • All visitors must submit an ID upon arrival to a campus. The Hall Pass system screens for registered sex offenders.

  • All employees, volunteers and contractors who work on District property are required to complete criminal background checks.

  • Situational Awareness for Emergency Response (S.A.F.E.R.) gives first responders the ability to plan and prepare to respond to emergencies in real time.

  • Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a nationally-recognized, proven methodology, ensures a uniform response by faculty, staff and students to school-based emergencies.

  • Each campus maintains a crisis management plan and teams.

  • The Region 10 Education Service Center conducts Frisco ISD safety and security audits.

  • Area police officers are encouraged to use school grounds to complete routine paperwork and free lunch is provided to all police officers in school cafeterias.

Training & Drills