• School Improvement Council

    Key Points

    The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty.
    Unlike PTA/Os 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.
    More than 16,000 people serve on SICs in South Carolina.

    Key Functions

    SICs work with the school to develop and implement a five-year school improvement plan (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.

    School Improvement Councils do not have any of the powers and duties reserved by the local school board.

    Parent/Community members of FMS's SIC for 2023/24 will be nominated and added.  Representatives from the FMS faculty and staff are listed here:

    Amber Welch - 6th Grade

    Amanda Pidgeon - 7th Grade

    Dennis Cini - 8th Grade

    Ginger Bullock - Support/Exploratory

    Melissa Rutenberg - Principal

    For more information, check out South Carolina's School Improvement Council website.