School Improvement Council

School Improvement Council

What do School Improvement Councils do?


  • SICs work with the school administration to develop and implement the Five-Year School Improvement Plan (sometimes called the School Renewal Plan).
  • SICs monitor and evaluate success in reaching the Plan's goals and objectives.
  • SICs write the Annual Report to the 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.
  • SICs provide other assistance as requested by the principal.


            School Improvement Councils do not have any of the powers and duties

            reserved by the local school board.

Why Should I Bother?
  • Because when parents are involved in their children's education, the quality of schools improves and children do better in school.
  • Because parents bring wisdom to the council. They have intimate knowledge about their children and access to other parents who can provide knowledge and insight.
  • Because citizens who are NOT parents of children in the school make unique contributions to School Improvement Councils. Senior citizens, business people, members of the faith community, staff of social service agencies and others all have knowledge, experience and resources to share.
  • Because community members who feel ownership in the school are often the best advocates for the children and the school.
Become involved. Everyone has something to contribute.