Greer Middle SIC named to SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2022
The School Improvement Council for Greer Middle School has been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s 2022 Honor Roll for its significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education. Greer Middle is among seven public schools in South Carolina to earn a spot on this distinguished list and is one of only two schools from the Upstate to be chosen.
“The value of our state’s SICs cannot be stressed strongly enough,” said Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director. “When parents, community members, educators, students, and others work together with shared vision, the positive impact can be tremendous. Our Honor Roll SICs this year should be very proud, as I am, of their accomplishments.”
As an Honor Roll recipient, the Greer Middle School SIC will continue in the running for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence to be selected in March. Now in its 21st year, the award is named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, and recognizes the vital contributions made by more than 1,100 local SICs and their 12,000-plus SIC members across the state.
What is a School Improvement Council?
The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty. Unlike PTSA and other voluntary school organizations, councils are mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina. SICs play a key role in the education of our children, bringing together parents, educators and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of their local school.
Who May Serve on a Council?
If you are a parent or community member interested in serving on our Greer Middle School Improvement Council for 2021-22, please contact Stephanie Lackey at email@example.com.
Almost anyone is eligible to serve on a School Improvement Council - parents, teachers, business partners, and community leaders. The average council has about 12 members; two thirds of the members must be elected parents, students and teachers. The principal appoints the remaining third of the council, careful to ensure broad representation from the larger school community including non-parent taxpayers who have a special expertise or perspective.
The principal serves as an ex-officio member of the council as do a variety of other people by virtue of their position at the school. Ex-officio members may include the PTSA president, volunteer coordinator, business partner, Booster Club president, Teacher of the Year, and last year's SIC Chair; the number depends on the school's needs.
Meeting Dates for 2021-22
All meetings at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Additional meetings will be called as needed.
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