The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of seven South Carolina public schools have been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2015 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.
These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for SC-SIC’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. Named for the former US Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, the Riley Award was created in 2002 to recognize the vital contributions made by more than 1,100 local SICs and their nearly 15,000 SIC members across the state.
The seven School Improvement Councils named to the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2015 are:
- Blythewood High SIC (Richland School District 2)
- Greendale Elementary SIC (Aiken County Public School District)
- Harbison West Elementary SIC (School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties)
- J.L. Mann High SIC (Greenville County Schools)
- North Augusta High SIC (Aiken County Public School District)
- Myrtle Beach Primary/Elementary/Intermediate Cluster SIC (Horry County Schools)
- Rudolph Gordon Elementary SIC (Greenville County Schools)
“These School Improvement Councils demonstrated their hard work and commitment to supporting the success of their schools in the last year,” said SC-SIC Board of Trustees Chair Michael Guarino. “We congratulate them and their efforts as Honor Roll SICs and we salute all of our School Improvement Councils across South Carolina for the lasting and positive impact they have on their school communities.”
Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll SICs will be selected next month, with one to be announced as the winner of the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in early March.
School Improvement Councils were established in state law over 35 years ago. Part of the Center for Educational Partnerships within the University of South Carolina College of Education, the SC School Improvement Council provides the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued success of the community-based SICs in each of the state’s K-12 public schools.