About the SC School Improvement Council
The SC School Improvement Council was first established in South Carolina law over four decades ago to provide the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other resources vital to the continued success of community-based School Improvement Councils in each of the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or student elected to your local SIC, a community or business representative appointed to your Council, a school or district administrator, or a member of the public committed to quality public education in South Carolina, you can find information on this website through downloadable files and direct links to other sites that will help you get the facts you need to understand the vital roles you play in the life of our schools and the futures of our children.
The vision of the SC School Improvement Council is:
"To promote and support civic engagement for quality public education in South Carolina.”
The mission of the SC School Improvement Council is:
"To facilitate meaningful parent and community involvement in our state’s public schools by providing resources, tools and strategies to local School Improvement Councils and other stakeholder groups."
How Is SC-SIC Funded?
SC-SIC receives its funding from the SC General Assembly and is one of the few statewide organization in the nation devoted solely to the assistance of local School Improvement Councils.
What Services Does SC-SIC Offer?
In partnership with the College of Education at the University of South Carolina Columbia campus, SC-SIC provides:
- a wide range of free workshops and training programs for council members and other public education partners;
- an email update, In the Loop, sent to all SIC members and supporters who share their email addresses with us;
- a quarterly newsletter, Council News, that provides relevant, topical information to SIC members and supporters;
- a regularly updated website that provides information, downloadable publications and tools, and links to other education and civic engagement web sites;
- free printed materials and technical assistance available directly from the SC-SIC offices via phone call or email.