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Spearman 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.

 

About SRP

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 Spearman ISD's approach to emergency management by providing for consistent terminology and response actions during an emergency.

 

SRP Actions
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 SRO 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.

Standard Response Protocol Video

SRP Resources