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The SC School Improvement Council office in Columbia will be closed through at least April 1 by declaration of the Governor. SC-SIC staff will be working remotely. Replies to calls or emails may be delayed during this time. Please contact us with any questions.
Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman have announced that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April.
SC-SIC, together with Carolina Family Engagement Center, is working to bring resources, guidance, and information to schools, families, and communities. Please find our COVID-19 Resource page here.
Dear SIC District Contacts, Principals, and SIC Chairs:
Last week, I shared with you SC-SIC's guidance regarding the suspension of in-person local SIC meetings through the end of March in response to our nation's public health crisis. With the closing of the state's public schools through at least April 30 and the prohibition of public gatherings, in-person local SIC meetings should not be held until further notice. SICs are encouraged to remain in contact with their members and school leadership and to hold any of their meetings virtually or by conference call.
We are in unprecedented times and we're all called to undertake extraordinary measures in keeping our schools, families, and communities safe. Thank you for your leadership and for your efforts to date. You and yours have my best wishes for continued health and well-being.
Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director
The SC-SIC 2020 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled.
While there are currently no plans to re-schedule the Annual Meeting, we will continue with our annual Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence process and will announce the winner of the 2020 Riley Award by the end of April. This year’s Riley Award winner, and the remaining four Honorable Mention SICs, will be acknowledged at future events to be scheduled in their home districts. Also to be recognized will be the winner of the 2020 Award of Merit for SIC Report to the Parents Excellence, and our SIC Advocate of the Year.
Those who have already registered for the 2020 SC-SIC Annual Meeting and have sent in checks, purchase orders, or money orders for their registration fees will have their payments returned to them as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this unprecedented time. We at the SC School Improvement Council wish you all wellness and safety.