School Improvement Council
South Carolina initiated School Improvement Councils through legislation as a means of restoring the influential voice of parents and community members in public education. Each public school in South Carolina has a School Improvement Council that is responsible for planning, monitoring, and evaluating improvement at the school level. The School Improvement Council at Stone Academy has the following responsibilities:
- Participate in the development of the five-year school improvement plan.
- Assist in the monitoring of the implementation of the plan and evaluation of results on achieving the goals.
- Assist in the writing of the annual updates.
- Advise on the spending of incentive funds if the school receives an award.
- Write the narrative to the School Report Card in conjunction with the principal.
- Participate in the revision of the school improvement plan if the school is rated unsatisfactory on the School Report Card.
Statewide Recognition for Stone Academy School Improvement Council
The Dick and Tunky Riley School Improvement Award was created by the SC-SIC Board of Trustees in honor of former SC Governor and US Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and his wife, Tunky, in 2002. The annual award recognizes School Improvement Councils for outstanding achievement and civic engagement on behalf of their school. The Stone Academy SIC was proud to be recognized as one of 16 Honor Roll awardees statewide (and one of only two within the Greenville County School District) for our work during the 2007-2008 school year.
2015-2016 School Improvement Council
Members of the Stone Academy School Improvement Council include parents, faculty, community members, and ex-officio members. Names are listed below
School Improvement Council 2015–2016
Ed Buffington, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Byford email@example.com
Stephanie Burnette firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Willmot email@example.com
Alice Littlejohn firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Knight email@example.com
Bonnie McClain firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Thomas email@example.com
Cathy Dodson firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Buto email@example.com
Jonathan Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Nell Stewart email@example.com
Susan Shi firstname.lastname@example.org
Bert Medlock email@example.com
Brooke Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron Patton email@example.com
Brett Vaughn firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Heroman email@example.com
Suzanne Shouse firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzy Dover email@example.com
School Improvement Plan
Each Spring the faculty, with input from the School Improvement Council, establishes school wide goals for the next year. These are reflected in our School Portfolio, a comprehensive document developed by every Greenville County Public School.
- Improve the reading and writing achievement of all students across grade levels and demographic groups.
- Improve the math achievement of all students across grade levels and demographic groups.
- Improve technology skills of students, teachers, and parents for increased student achievement, communication, and life-long technological skills.
- Improve communication, parent involvement and parent understanding to improve student achievement.