School Improvement Council
E. L. Wright School Improvement Council
Mission Statement: Working together to give every child an opportunity to succeed!
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. SIC members participate in writing the school improvement plan by sharing their knowledge about student, family, and community needs and suggesting ideas for effective change.
Who serves on a SIC?
Parents, teachers, students (9th grade and above), and community member representatives serve on a SIC, as do the school's principal and other ex-offico members.
What do SICs do?
SIC duties focus primarlily on the school improvement process by:
- providing input and feedback during the development of the school's five-year renewal improvement plan and annual updates
- assist in implementation of school improvement programs and activities
- monitor and report on progress toward improvement goals in the annual SIC Report to the Parentas and with the principal in the narrative to the SC School Report Card
- provide other assistance as requested by the principal
Why take the time to serve on an SIC?
Because when parents are engaged in their children's education, their children do better in school and the quality of the school improves.
Because parents bring wisdom to the Council. They have in-depth knowledge about their own children's strengths and needs as well as the perspectives of other families in the school.
Because community members who are Not parents of children in the schools still benefit from good schools in the form of a stronger local economy and property values.
Because citizens who are Not parents of children in the schools also have unique contributions to make School Improvement Councils. Senior citizens, business people, members of the faith community, staff of social service agencies, and others all have knowledge, experiences and resources that can benefit their community's schools.
For more information, contact Malinda Taylor at the following email, firstname.lastname@example.org