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School Improvement Council for MB Elem schools named to 2015 Honor Roll

The School Improvement Council for Myrtle Beach elementary schools is one of seven throughout South Carolina named to the 2015 Honor Roll for the SC School Improvement Councils (SIC) for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education. The SIC represents Myrtle Beach Primary, Myrtle Beach Elementary and Myrtle Beach Intermediate schools who collectively serve students in child development through fifth grade.

Honor Roll SICs will continue in the running for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. 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 than 1,100 local SICs and their nearly 15,000 SIC members across the state. Five finalists from this year’s list of Honor Roll SICs will be selected next month, with one to be announced as the winner of the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in early March.

Other 2015 Honor Roll School Improvement Councils represent Blythewood High, (Richland School District 2); Greendale Elementary, (Aiken County Public School District); Harbison West Elementary (School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties); J.L. Mann High, (Greenville County Schools); North Augusta High (Aiken County Public School District); and Rudolph Gordon Elementary, (Greenville County Schools).

School Improvement Councils were established in state law over 35 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 success of the community-based SICs in each of the state’s K-12 public schools.

More information visit http://sic.sc.gov.