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Standard Response Protocol [SRP]

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is a critical set of protocols in the safe and secure schools program and is the uniform response to any incident within the district. Used for weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to staff and student safety. Required drills and scenarios that are planned and trained for by school and district administration and staff reinforce the SRP and Campus emergency plan.


The SRP is based not on individual scenarios but on the response to any given situation. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP demands a specific vocabulary but also allows for great flexibility. There are five specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a "Term of Art" and is then followed by a "Directive." Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers and first responders.

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Hold is followed by the Directive: "In Your Room or Area" and is the protocol used when hallways need to be kept clear of occupants.

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Secure is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard people within the building.

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Lockdown is followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants quiet and in place.

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Evacuate and may be followed by a location, and is used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.

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Shelter State the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self protection.

To access shelter for hazmat information, please select the resources tab.

Drill Type
Secure Drill
One per school year
Lockdown Drill
Two per school year (one per semester)
Evacuation Drill
One per school year
Shelter-in-Place for Hazmat Drill
One per school year
Shelter for Sever Weather Drill
One per school year
Fire Evacuation Drill
Once a month with the first drill of the school year conducted within ten days of the first day of instruction per International Fire Code.
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