What is a SIC?
A School Improvement Council (SIC) is a broad-based advisory body made up of a variety of members of the school community. SICs work with principals and other educators in meeting the identified needs of their schools and to continuously work toward excellence.
What Does a SIC Do?
• Provide input into the development of their school’s Five-Year Improvement Plan
• Set annual goals to support successful implementation of the Five-Year Plan
• Monitor and report on progress toward SIC and school goals
• Write and publish the annual SIC Report to the Parents
• Work with the principal in writing the narrative for the annual SC School Report Card
SICs serve a vital role in the lives of their schools but do not have any of the powers or responsibilities reserved for local school boards.
Why is a SIC Important?
SICs provide additional insight, unique perspective, and vital assistance to educators and students in helping schools reach their achievement goals.
Repeated research has demonstrated that family and community engagement in schools lays the groundwork for improved student achievement, post-secondary school success, better student behavior, and increased appreciation and support of educational professionals.