School Improvement Council
2019-2020 Report to the Parents
The School Improvement Council (SIC) is composed of parents, teachers, members of the school administration and community representatives. The SIC serves as a strategic advisory group to help plan the future of the school and to engage in a continual process of improvement of the school. The key duties of the SIC follow:
- SIC works with the school to develop and implement a five-year school improvement plan.
- SIC monitors and evaluates success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives.
- SIC writes an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan.
- SIC assists the principal in writing the narrative for the School Report Card.
- SIC advises on the use of school incentive awards.
- SIC provides other assistance as may be requested by the principal.
Your comments, feedback and participation in the process of continually improving the school are important to the work of the SIC. Please give you input to any of the SIC members below and consider serving as an SIC member as well.
Purpose of SIC
In South Carolina, every public school is required to have a SIC. Its purpose is to serve as an advisory committee to the school’s principal. The purpose of the SIC includes:
- Participation in the preparation and revision, if necessary, of the school’s five-year strategic plan and evaluation of the outcomes.
- Preparation of an annual school report by April 30th to provide information on the school’s progress in meeting the school’s and district’s goals and objectives.
Sterling School’s SIC has up to 18 members composed of the following:
- Parents/guardians elect six parents/guardians for two-year terms, with two representatives having a child in grades K4 – 2, two representatives having a child in grades 3 -5, and two representatives having a child in grades 6 -8. This year we will elect three parents/guardians—two parent/guardian positions representing children in grades 4K-2nd and one parent/guardian position representing a child in grades 6 -8.
- Faculty elects three teachers for two-year terms.
- The principal appoints four members representing the community for two-year terms.
- Up to 5 ex-officio members serve the principal, a guidance counselor, the PTA president, and the previous year’s chair of the SIC.
The SIC meets monthly for approximately 1 ½ hours. There may be some additional committee work. Individual work beyond that varies based on the initiatives and issues identified by the SIC.
Each spring nomination forms are sent home with students and made available on the school website.