• What is a School Improvement Council (SIC)?

    A SIC is a broad-based body intended to advise the principal and school and is focused on helping to achieve school improvement


    Who serves on a SIC?

    Every K-12 public school in South Carolina is required to have a SIC that includes at least:

    • 2 elected parent representatives;
    • 2 elected teacher representatives;

    In school’s serving grade 9 or above, two elected student representatives;

    • 2 community member representatives appointed by the principal
    • School principal as an ex-officio member
    • Parent and teacher representatives (and students) serve staggered terms of two years

    The SIC is required to maintain twice as many elected members as appointed members.
    State law requires that elections be held by October 15 each year.


    How are SIC representatives chosen? 

    • Parents are nominated and elected by the parents at their child's school.
    • Teachers are nominated and elected by teachers at their school.
    • Students elect student representatives in schools serving grade 9 or higher.
    • Elementary and middle school SICs may include student representatives.
    • Community member representatives are appointed by the principal to the SIC. 

    ****Interested community members should contact the school principal or SIC Chair for more details.