The Ponder ISD has adopted the national recognized Standard Response Protocol (SRP). SRP is used by schools and colleges as is endorsed by the Texas School Safety Center. It provide common terms and uniform responses. Beginning in this fall, all Ponder ISD staff and students are being trained on SRP.
The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios but on the response to any given situation. The premise is simple - there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers and first responders.
- Secure is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
- Lockdown is followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
- Evacuate is always followed by a location, and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
- Shelter is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self-protection.