• We are in need of representatives to serve on our School Improvement Council (SIC) here at York Middle School. Read the information below about what an SIC is and how you could serve in this capacity.

    Meetings are once every other month at YMS from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

    If you are intersted in serving as a member of our SIC here at York Middle School, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/Xk4iFuDnWR


    What is a School Improvement Council (SIC)?

    • 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.
    • By law, every K-12 public school in South Carolina must have an SIC that is made up of parent, teacher, and community member representatives.
    • The principal is an ex-officio member of every SIC. An SIC may create additional ex-officio positions such as the school's Teacher of the Year, PTA or PTO President, past SIC Chair, or a representative of the school's Title I Advisory Committee.

    What does a SIC do?

    • Provide input into the development fo their school's Five-Year Improvement Plan.
    • Set annual goals to support successful implementation of the Five-Year Improvement Plan.
    • 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.
    • SIC's 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 additinal 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.