Just received this (partial) notice from Dr. Enfield and SCPTSA President, Lauren McGuire (highlights in red mine):
On Monday, Oct. 17, we are jointly hosting an SCPTSA Fall General Meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South, to talk about how to best ensure all of our families are truly engaged and connected to our schools. Have you ever wondered about how to get involved or what role you can play in your school’s decision-making process? Join us next Monday, Oct. 17 and get your questions answered.
We will be there, along with School Board Vice President Michael DeBell and members of the District leadership team, to discuss and answer questions about the School Board's policies on School Governance. All school communities and family members are welcome, whether or not your school has a PTSA.
As part of our work together, we want to remind families how important it is to get involved in your school. Research shows that children perform better academically when they see their parents volunteering at school. Participating in school leadership is one way to be involved. Every school has a joint teacher-family leadership team, called the Building Leadership Team, Site Council, Governance Team or other similar body. As created by School Board policy, these teams may play a role of advising, consulting, communicating, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and decision-making. For more information, please see Board Policies F20.00-F21.00, at http://bit.ly/SPS_F20. We encourage you to get involved in your school, and to learn more about your building’s school governance leadership team. For more information, contact your building principal and PTSA or parent organization leader.
I note in the first paragraph (heck, all of it) no mention of input about these issues from parents.
In the third paragraph, the red sentence, I'd like proof of that. I'm not sure that every school does have some kind of joint team. In fact, I think some of them are not in place in any real way.