The Board has a policy F20.00 (last revised April 1996) around school governance. It speaks of "school governance structures such as, but not limited to, local site councils, leadership teams and/or school management teams."
I have also heard from parents that parents are not always included on
Building Leadership Teams (BLTs). There are also Site Councils which
can include parents and students as well as staff. The BLTs are much more building governance and Site Council is more about planning and goals.
But one key item that generally happens if your school does has a Site Council is that they have some degree of input in any principal search.
I'd be interested if readers could let me know what the structure is at their school. I'd also be interested in readers who ask their principals about Site Council and/or BLT.
My experience is that this "school governance" that includes parents is very hit or miss and is largely dependent on the principal.