2014 Dick & Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence application
2014 Dick & Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence timeline:
- Level One applications must be received in the SC-SIC office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013.
- SC-SIC will announce Honor Roll members and notify semi-finalists for Level Two on or before Monday, January 13, 2014.
- Notebooks from semi-finalists for Level Two must be received in the SC-SIC office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014.
- Five (5) finalists will be notified on or before Friday, February 28, 2014.
- The winner of the 2014 Riley Award will be announced in March 2014 at an SC-SIC awards event, on a date to be determined, where Honor Roll and Honorable Mention SICs will also be recognized.
Richland Northeast High SIC wins 2013 Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence!
Richland Northeast High SIC: (L to R) SC-SIC Executive Director Cassie Barber; RNE SIC Secretary Suzanne O’Dell; Dowling Riley, Ted Riley, Charlie Riley; RNE Principal Sabrina Suber; RNE SIC Chair Machael Peterson; RNE SIC Student Member Michaela Peterson;
SC-SIC Associate Director Tom Hudson
Five School Improvement Councils named finalists for annual state Riley Award for SIC Excellence
Five South Carolina School Improvement Councils (SICs) have been named statewide 2013 award finalists for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement
In alphabetical order, this year’s Riley Award finalists are:
Beck Academy Middle SIC, Greenville (Greenville County Schools)
Brushy Creek Elementary SIC, Taylors (Greenville County Schools)
Eagle Nest Elementary SIC, North Charleston (Dorchester School District 2)
North Augusta High SIC, North Augusta (Aiken County Public School District)
Richland Northeast High SIC, Columbia (Richland School District 2)
The winner of the 2013 Riley Award will be selected from this year’s finalists and announced at the SC-SIC Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Columbia.
Nine local SICs named to SC School Improvement Council Honor Roll for 2013
The School Improvement Councils (SICs) of nine South Carolina public schools have been named to the SC School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) 2013 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 U.S. 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 the 14,000-plus local School Improvement Council members who volunteer in every public school in the state.
In alphabetical order, the nine School Improvement Councils named to the SC-SIC Honor Roll for 2013 are:
* Beck Academy Middle SIC (Greenville County Schools)
* Blaney Elementary SIC (Kershaw County School District)
* Brushy Creek Elementary SIC (Greenville County Schools)
* C.A. Johnson High SIC (Richland School District 1)
* Eagle Nest Elementary SIC (Dorchester School District 2)
* Ebinport Elementary SIC (Rock Hill School District 3)
* North Augusta High SIC (Aiken County Public School District)
* Okatie Elementary SIC (Beaufort County School District)
* Richland Northeast High SIC (Richland School District 2)
Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll SICs will be selected late next month, with one to be named as the winner of the annual Riley Award. This year’s Riley Award recipient will be announced at the SC-SIC Annual Meeting, March 23, 2013, in Columbia.
Dick and Tunky Riley Award for
School Improvement Council Excellence
This 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 awards process has three levels. In Level One, SICs tell the story of their accomplishments in the previous school year through a Case Statement. Level One applications count for 100 points. SICs scoring at least 85 points at this level will be entered on the SIC Honor Roll and will receive a certificate of achievement. Up to 20 of the Honor Roll SICS will be chosen as semi-finalists to compete in Level Two, worth 50 points, which provides additional evidence that a council is in compliance with state law and SC-SIC guidelines. Five of the semi-finalists will be chosen for the Winners Level. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the five finalists and choose the Riley Award winning SIC. The remaining finalists will receive Honorable Mention awards.
Apply for the Riley Award - Join the Honor Roll!
- Every school applying for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence now has the opportunity to land a place on the SIC Honor Roll!
- SICs earning 85 out of 100 points in Level One of the competition will be recognized as Honor Roll SICs.
- Honor Roll SICs will receive a special certificate from SC-SIC acknowledging their outstanding effort in building an effective School Improvement Council.
- Up to 20 Honor Roll SICs will be chosen as semi-finalists for the Riley Award.