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MB Cluster schools named SIC Finalist

The School Improvement Council (SIC) representing Myrtle Beach Primary, Myrtle Beach Elementary, and Myrtle Beach Intermediate schools is one of 19 Councils named to the SC School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2018 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.  Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for SC-SIC's annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence.  Five finalists from this year's list of Honor Roll SICs will be selected in February with one to be announced as the winner of the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in April.


Named for the former US Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor and his late wife, the Riley Award was created in 2002 to recognize the vital contributions made by more that 1,200 local SICs and their nearly 14,000 SIC members across the state.


"The value of South Carolina's School Improvement Councils cannot be emphasized enough", said Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director.  "When parents, community members, educators, and students come together to address school needs, establish goals, and undertake meaningful activities to meet them, everyone benefits.  We are very proud of what this year's Honor Roll SICs have accomplished for their schools."


SICs were established in state law over 40 years ago.  Part of the Center for Educational Partnerships within the University of South Carolina College of Education, the SC School Improvement Council provides the member training, technical assistance, statutory accountability, and other operational resources necessary for the continued sucess of the community-based SICs in each of South Caroina's K-12 public schools.


More information on SC-SIC, the Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence and award winners from previous years can be found online at