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Pontiac and Round Top Elementary SICs finalists for 2020 Riley Award

3/11/2020

Pontiac Elementary and Round Top Elementary schools are among the five finalists for the SC School Improvement Council’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. The award recognizes school improvement councils (SICs) for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement within their school communities.

The recipient of the 2020 Riley Award will be announced at the SC-SIC Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Vista Room of the SC State Museum. The award was created in 2002 to recognize the significant contributions made to public education by the more than 13,000 local SIC members who volunteer in the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools.

The SC-SIC Riley Award for SIC Excellence is named in honor of former SC Governor and US Education Secretary Richard Riley and his late wife, Tunky, and recognizes the couple’s longstanding commitment to quality public education.

In alphabetical order, this year’s Riley Award finalists are:
  • Chapin Middle SIC (School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties)
  • Flowertown Elementary SIC (Dorchester School District Two)
  • Millwood Elementary SIC (Sumter School District)
  • Pontiac Elementary SIC (Richland School District Two)
  • Round Top Elementary SIC (Richland School District Two)
Last year, Pontiac was named to the SIC 2019 Honor Roll. Blythewood Middle School was named to the SIC 2018 Honor Roll and won the award in 2015.