SICs are focused on 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. Under South Carolina’s new Read to Succeed law, SICs also advise their school on plans to improve student reading levels.
SICs carry out many different kinds of activities that help schools meet their improvement goals. For example, SICs may decide to work together with their schools on:
- Using new and effective ways to get more parents involved in their school and student learning.
- Bringing in volunteers, funds, goods and services, or other needed resources from the community to the school.
Examples of specific SIC projects and activities that have been recognized by the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence can be found at sic.sc.gov.
SICs also write an annual Report to the Parents about their school's progress and assist the principal with the narrative for the SC School Report Card.