BCES School Improvement Council
The Brushy Creek School Improvement Council (SIC) is responsible for preparing and distributing the Annual Report to the Community. In this report, information about the progress of the school and district to achieve the goals and objectives within our school strategic plan are detailed. Here you will find Brushy Creek Elementary School's (BCES) goal statements, progress made during the school year, information about programs, activities, awards, and recognition for our students and teachers. The report also shares the traditions and history of excellence at BCES, our purpose, a record of results, a focus for the future, educational enrichments, and our community connection. You will find it worthwhile to take a moment to review our Report to the Community to learn of the BCES mission and continuous improvements for our students' academic achievement. I think you will also find that BCES has, once again, performed at a high degree of academic excellence. Thank you for being a part of BCES's shared vision, and making our learning community a positive one to better meet the needs of our students.
Dr. Onarae Rice
What is SIC?
School Improvement Councils (SIC) were established in 1977 as a requirement of state school boards. In 1984the Education Improvement Act established that the role of School Improvement Councils would be on improving education quality in South Carolina. The SIC serves to provide parents, administrators, and community representatives with support, information, and improvement strategies for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of our students. In particular, the SIC distributes the annual “Report to the Community”, sponsors Family Clay Night, and facilitates New Student Orientation.
SIC serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty. Unlike PTA/PTOs and other voluntary school organizations, councils are mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina (now more than 1100). SICs play a key role in the education of our state's children, bringing together parents, educators and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of their local school. More than 16,000 people serve on SICs in South Carolina. To learn more about SIC in SC, click here.
The SIC typically meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
- To gain knowledge concerning the purpose and goals of the school.
- To disseminate information to other parents and citizens within the community and to clarify information concerning school programs.
- To offer suggestions concerning program improvements with respect to students needs and program operations within the individual schools.