School Improvement Council
In South Carolina, a School Improvement Council (SIC) is an advisory counsel to the principal and the school on issues related to school improvement. By law, every K-12 public school in South Carolina must have an SIC that is made up of parents, teachers, students (grades 9-12), and community member representatives.
State law requires that every public K-12 school in South Carolina prepare a five-year School Improvement Plan that describes the school's needs, sets goals for improvements, and identifies strategies that will be used to reach the Plan's goals. Schools are required to review and update the Plan every year.