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Safety & 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 such as fire drills and tornado drills. 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.

Press Elementary has also implemented a Bullying Safety Plan.   In addition to instruction on bullying by each classroom teacher, our  counselor, Mrs. Washa, presents lessons in every class to help prevent bullying, and to let students know what to do if they are victims of bullying.    We have an action plan in place for victims of bullying, assuring safety for victims.

Colored, laminated safety cards are located in each classroom, listing clear, concise procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.  Covered are:   Fire Drill Procedures, Lock Down Procedures, and Tornado Safety Procedures.

Ejection from School Property

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.

Process:

·         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.

District/Campus Responsibilities:

·         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