Chapin, SC – Chapin Middle School’s School Improvement Council (SIC) has been named to the South Carolina School Improvement Council’s (SC-SIC) Honor Roll for their “significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.”
Chapin Middle’s SIC is one of 10 across South Carolina to make the Honor Roll SICs list. These Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for SC-SIC’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence.
Chapin Middle School principal Anna Miller said she continues to be amazed by the work of the SIC at her school. They have been on the Honor Roll three times and were a finalist for the Riley Award last year.
“I am so excited that our SIC has been recognized in this way,” Miller said. “Our council, under the leadership of our chair, Reggie Salazar, has worked relentlessly for the students and staff of Chapin Middle School. Their dedication, hard work, and efforts are greatly appreciated.”
Now in its 20th year, the award is named for the former US Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, and recognizes the vital contributions made by more than 1,100 local SICs and their nearly 13,000 SIC members across the state.
“The value and reach of our state’s School Improvement Councils cannot be emphasized enough,” said Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director. “When parents, community members, educators, students, and others work together on shared goals for the benefit of all, the positive impact is tremendous. I am very proud of the work and accomplishments of our Honor Roll SICs this year.”
Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll SICs will be selected in March, with one to be announced as the winner of the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in April 4 in Columbia.
School Improvement Councils were established in state law over 40 years ago. Part of the Center for Educational Partnerships within the University of South Carolina College of Education, the SC School Improvement Council provides the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued success of the community-based SICs in each of the state’s K-12 public schools.
More information on SC-SIC, the Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence, and award winners from previous years can be found online at http://sic.sc.gov.