Standard Response Protocol
Durham Public Schools uses the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergencies that happen within any DPS school or facility. The SRP gives schools and the Campus Emergency Response Team guidance for how to handle each type of emergency situation they may face. Safety and Security has partnered with the “I Love You Guys” Foundation who has developed this guidance which is followed by school districts nationwide. Students and staff are trained on the protocol throughout the school year. Below is the Standard Response Protocol:
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.
Secure is followed by the Directive: "Get inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocal used to safeguard people within the building.
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.
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.
Shelter state the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self-protection.
Parent Handout on the SRP