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Welcome to Joanna-Woodson Elementary School Improvement Council

about 1 year ago

Key Points of the School Improvement Council:
  • The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty.
  • Unlike the PTO and other voluntary school organizations, councils are mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina.
  • SICs play a key role in the education of our state's children, bringing together parents, educators, and community stakeholders to work collectively to improve their local schools.
  • SICs do not have any of the powers and duties reserved by the local school board.
  • More than 16,000 people serve on SICs in South Carolina.
Key Functions of the School Improvement Council:
  • SICs work with the schools to develop and implement a five-year school improvement plan (also known as the school renewal plan).
  • SICs monitor and evaluate success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives.
  • SICs write an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan.
  • SICs assist the principal in writing the narrative for the School Report Card.
  • SICs advise on the use of school incentive awards and provide assistance as requested by the principal.
Goals for the School Improvement Council:
  • Strive to improve student achievement in all areas.
  • Encourage respect and positive character.
  • Work to increase student attendance to include tardies and early dismissals.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more about JWES's School Improvement Council, please contact Eddie Marshall.