Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 



    PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. The  PTO is a nonprofit group comprised of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students.  Our goals are to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children’s educational experience. The PTO works closely with the school administration to meet this goal.  



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    School Improvement Council (SIC) 


    • 2022-2023 SIC Members

           Elected Members

           1. Lisa Brooks, Teacher

           2. Ashley Byrd-White, Parent

           3. LaToya Curry-Jones, Parent

           4. Rosalyn Himes, Parent

           5. Jane Johns, Teacher

           6. Isabell Raines, Parent

           7. John Yorio, Parent

           Appointed Members

           1. John Cantey, Community Member

           2. Glen Hutto, Community Member

           3. Tom Klutz, Community Member (Chair)

           Ex-officio Members

           1. Karey Fisher, Assistant Principal

           2. Janel Jones, Assistant Principal

           3. Love Ligons, Principal


      What is a School Improvement Council (SIC)?

      Key Points

      • The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty.
      • Unlike PTA/Os and other voluntary school organizations, councils are mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina.
      • SICs play a key role in the education of our state's children, bringing together parents, educators and community stakeholders to work collectively to improve their local schools.
      • More than 16,000 people serve on SICs in South Carolina.

      Key Functions

      • SICs work with the school to develop and implement a five-year school improvement plan (school renewal plan).
      • SICs monitor and evaluate success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives.
      • SICs write an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan.
      • SICs assist the principal in writing the narrative for the School ReportCard.
      • SICs advise on the use of school incentive awards and provide assistance as requested by the principal.

      SIC Report to Parents, 2022




    sic School Improvement Council (SIC) 


    About the SIC

    The Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet Improvement Council serves as an advisory committee to the principal and faculty. Unlike the PTO and other voluntary school organizations, the NRES-SIC is mandated by law. The NRES-SIC plays a key role in the education of our children by bringing together parents, teachers and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of our school.

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
    Helen Keller

    What the SIC Does

    1.Participates in the development and implementation of the five-year school improvement plan.
    2.Assists in monitoring and evaluating the school's success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives.
    3.Assists with the annual report to parents about the schools progress.
    4.Assists with the narrative for the annual School Report Card.
    5.Advises on the use of school incentive awards and provides assistance as requested by the principal.

    The School Improvement Council does not have any of the powers and duties reserved by the local school board.


    NRES-AM School Improvement Council (SIC) Bylaws



    2022-2023 SIC Members

    John Cantey-Chair/Community Member

    Emily Brown-Recorder/Community Member

    Rosalyn Himes-Community Member

    Glen Hutto-Community Member

    Tom Klutz-Parent

    Lisa Brooks-Teacher

    Jane Johns-Teacher

    Love Ligons-Principal

    Karey Fisher-Assistant Principal

    Janel Jones-Administrative Assistant Principal



    Annual School Improvement Report

    SIC Annual Report 2022


    2021-2022 Agendas

    SIC Agenda, October 2021

    SIC Agenda, November 2021

    SIC Agenda, March 2022

    SIC Agenda, April 2022