• 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 2019-2020:

    Christine Rockey - SIC Chair
    Marlene Grover - appointed community member
    Connie Rogers - nominated parent member
    Sheri Alaimo - nominated parent member
    Jan Terrell - appointed community member
    Ginger Jacobs - appointed staff member and SIC secretary
    Melissa Rutenberg - principal
    Sylvester Carr - assistant principal
    Joseph Hughes - teacher elected representative (8th grade)
    Brennan Allen - teacher elected representative (special education)
    Mike Mangin - teacher elected representative (7th grade)
    Steven Panamarczuk - teacher elected representative (6th grade)

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