School Improvement Council
OverviewThe 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:
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.
- 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.
Darian Blue - Phyllis Wheatley Center
Beth Waters - Regions Bank
Delores Durham - Nicholtown Neighborhood Association
Jane Snyder - Greenville County Schools, GT Coordinator
Purpose of SICIn 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.
MembersSterling 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.
MeetingsThe 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.
ElectionsEach spring nomination forms are sent home with students and made available on the school website. Interested parties may download the online form or request one by contacting the school principal at 864-355-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms completed to nominate another parent/guardian or yourself need to be submitted by the announced deadline. Current applications are due to the Front Office by Monday April 27, 2015, by 3 p.m. SIC ballots will be distributed Monday, May 3, 2015 and must be returned to the Front Office no later than the following Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Download the SIC application form.