• 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.

    FMS's SIC for 2022:

    Rob Kegler, Chair

    Faith Powalie, Secretary

    Connie Rogers - Advisory Board Member and PTO President

    Stacy Millward

    Meghan Stiles

    Scott Barnes

    Gussie Simmons

    Amanda Pidgeon

    Amanda Tenney

    Melissa Rutenberg


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