Two Midlands schools among five finalists for Riley Award for SIC Excellence

From Wire ReportsFebruary 27, 2014 

— Two Midlands schools are among five finalists for a top honor from the S.C. School Improvement Councils for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement.

Ridge View High in Richland 2 and Irmo High in Lexington-Richland 5 are both recognized for their accomplishments in parent and civic engagement, according to a news release Thursday from the SIC. Other finalists include the School Improvement Councils from Buena Vista Elementary, Greenville County Schools; and Okatie Elementary and Port Royal Elementary, both of the Beaufort County School District.

The SC School Improvement Council’s annual Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence was created in 2002 to recognize the contributions made to public education by the nearly 15,000 local School Improvement Council members who volunteer in the state’s 1,100-plus K-12 public schools. The award is named for the former U.S. Secretary of Education and S.C. governor and his late wife.

The winner will be announced at the SC-SIC annual meeting March 22 in Columbia.

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