Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

Blythe Academy, Woodmont Middle School Improvement Councils Selected to State Honor Roll

The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of two Greenville County schools have been named to the S.C. School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2012 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

The SICs at these schools - Blythe Elementary Academy of Languages and Woodmont Middle School - will continue in the running for the SC-SIC’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence.

Named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, the Riley Award was created in 2002 to recognize the vital contributions made by the 14,000-plus local School Improvement Council members who volunteer in every public school in the state.

Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll schools will be selected late next month, with one to be named as the winner of the annual Riley Award. The award will be announced at the SC-SIC Annual Conference on Saturday, March 24 in Columbia.

Located in the University of South Carolina’s College of Education, the S.C. School Improvement Council was established in state law more than three decades ago to provide the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued success of the community-based SICs in each of South Carolina’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.


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