The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty. Unlike PTA/Os 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 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.
- SICs work with the school to develop and implement a five-year School Renewal Plan (SRP). The School Renewal Plan outlines the school vision, where they are going, how they intend to get there, and how they will know when they have arrived.
- SICs monitor and evaluate success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives.
- SICs write an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan.
- SICs assist the principal in writing the narrative for the School Report Card.
- SICs advise on the use of school incentive awards and provide assistance as requested by the principal.
School Improvement Councils do not have any of the powers and duties reserved by the local school board; however, their input is critical at the school level. They bring valuable insight and perspective to the school improvement process.
HHA School Renewal Plan 2016-2021