SIT: What is it?

SIT stands for School Improvement Team and it’s goal as defined by General Statues of the State School Board is to develop a School Improvement Plan (SIP) to improve student performance.  The team at New Hanover has regular meetings once a month, on the second Thursday of the month, and special meetings when necessary, from 3:45 to 4:45 in the 5th floor Lyceum annex.   The SIT analyzes data to identify root causes of problems, determine actions to address them, and establish clear targets & explicit indicators of growth.

All meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes are posted.  The voting members of the board MUST have representation from the principal, assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, teacher assistants, and parents.

NC law (G.S. 115C-105.27.) on parent members reads “Unless the local board of education has adopted an election policy, parents shall be elected by parents of children enrolled in the school in an election conducted by the parent and teacher organization of the school…Parents serving on school improvement teams shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in that school and shall not be members of the building level staff.”


Any parents interested in putting their name on the ballot, please email Mrs Jessica Guidi at  with your name and contact information (email & phone #) indicating your interest.  The PTSA will vote on their representatives at the 1st meeting in the Fall.  If you have questions you may email Mrs Guidi, a current active parent representative on the SIT, or any other member of the SIT.

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