Safety and Security
We believe students learn best in a safe and secure environment. McKinney ISD has received national attention for its comprehensive crisis response plan. The level of collaboration between McKinney ISD and local law enforcement and emergency agencies is unique. We believe this partnership is imperative in preventing and responding to potential incidents.
This commitment to safety is also evidenced by campus security “buzz-in” systems and campus visitor registry systems that run checks against local, state, and national sex offender databases. Furthermore, each campus is required to practice (unannounced) lock-down drills and other precautionary exercises. These safety exercises are always performed in a positive and non-threatening manner. In addition, McKinney P.D. School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are assigned district-wide. We believe that these security measures, along with support from staff and parents, are the reason our schools have earned a reputation for being safe and positive learning environments.
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by all McKinney ISD schools and District Administration and staff. Historically, schools have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to hazards and threats. Each McKinney ISD classroom is furnished with the Standard Response Protocol poster that provides teachers with readily accessible response procedures and provides information during a crisis event. The attached handout explains Standard Response Protocol that is taught to students, faculty and staff.
Please click the link below to view the Standard Response Protocol parent handout.
Any administrator, SRO, or school peace officer can refuse to allow, or may reject any person from property under the district’s control. If the person refuses to leave peacefully and either: 1) Poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or 2) Behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting.
- A verbal warning is issued that the behavior is inappropriate and may result in refusal of entry, or ejection.
- If the person persists after the warning, the person may be refused entry or ejected.
- Keep a record of each verbal warning that includes the person’s name and date
- At the time of refusal or ejection, the district will provide written information explaining the appeal process.
- The term of the refusal cannot exceed two years
- If this happens to the parent of a student, the school must accommodate the parent so that they can participate in ARD or 504 meetings.
- There must be a notice about this, including the appeal process, posted on the district’s website and the website of each campus.
Appeal process: (appeals must be filed within 10 days of written response)
In accordance with S.B. 1553 – MISD’s appeal process and complaint forms can be found at the following link:http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/310