DCIS @ Fairmont incorporates teachers and parents into one decision-making governing body, the School Accountability Committee (SAC) who shall serve two year terms. SAC meets throughout the year to approve the innovative annual calendar, approve the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) based on qualitative and quantitative data, analyze progress on UIP goals, and determine addition, reduction or change in positions as permitted by the budget. SAC shall have rotating two year terms, after which members shall relinquish their roles to provide more community voices. Members shall self-nominate and provide a short reasoning which shall be shared with the greater community and submit to a vote. If fewer than three teachers or three family members self-nominate, teachers and family members shall be recruited to engage greater participation. Non-certified staff and community members shall be appointed and approved by voting members of the SAC.