Standard Response Protocol

Response to school violence continues to evolve as each incident is analyzed. Recently the District has begun to utilize the Standard Response Protocol.  This program provides simple instructions for Teachers and Students to follow in the event of an emergency. 

Ensuring the safety of our students and schools is always a top priority in Sweeny ISD. 





Sweeny ISD utilizes a Standard Response Protocol (SRP). This SRP is being adopted by emergency managers, law enforcement agencies, school and district administrators and emergency medical services across the country. It is an enhancement to the current school safety plan and designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders. We encourage you to review the Standard Response Protocol and pay particular attention to the following terms:






These terms, and the associated response, will be utilized throughout Sweeny ISD and will be included in parent communication as various scenarios arise. It is important that you, as parents, also understand the processes associated with the terms.


  • The Board of Trustees has authorized additional law enforcement manpower for Sweeny ISD campuses. You will notice an increased law enforcement presence on our campuses daily. (This will be accomplished by expanding the full time Sweeny ISD Police Force and partnering with officers from multiple neighboring law  enforcement agencies.)
  • We have inspected and verified our physical security systems and made upgrades where appropriate.
  • The Sweeny ISD Police Department participated in updated training for reporting and response strategies for an active shooter.
  • Sweeny ISD will  install and utilize a “lockdown” emergency notification system that is deployed to every facility (or campus) in the district.
  • Our Counselors and special programs professionals will intervene and offer broadened assistance for social, emotional, and psychological issues and support.
  • Sweeny ISD is actively supporting the, “See Something, Say Something” campaign as it relates to safety and security. (See below)
  • Each campus leadership team engaged in a process focused on evaluating the caring, supportive, and nurturing environment provided to each student, and intentional action steps were identified to improve the campus climate.
  • The formal Sweeny ISD School Safety and Security Advisory Committee will continue to work throughout the year to evaluate possibilities to improve processes and implement additional measures that will provide students and staff with the highest levels of security.

[Please note that all preventative measures are not shared

due to the sensitive nature of the information.]


Please be assured that Sweeny ISD continues to take safety and security very seriously. We will continue to be vigilant for any opportunity to improve our policies and procedure. Thank you for your ongoing partnership with Sweeny ISD.






Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. This process is called a Reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school. The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved. Because a reunification is not a typical end of school day event, a reunification may occur at a different location than the school a student attends. If this location is another school, then those students may be subject to a controlled release as well. 


Click HERE for the complete Standard Reunification Method





In Sweeny ISD, the safety of our schools is paramount. We know that students and parents are our first line of defense for reporting unusual activity or safety concerns. Please let a teacher, school administrator, or the Sweeny ISD Police Department (979) 491-8186 know if you see or hear anything of a concerning nature. If you believe it is an emergency, call 911. Thank you for helping to keep our schools and community safe!