The Shared Decision Making Committee is a group of teachers, parents, school staff, administrators, and community members elected by their peers in the spring to serve for the following year. The SDMC is chaired by the principal and is the policy-setting body for Lanier Middle School. Decisions are made and school policy established based on expressed community needs and guidelines of the Texas Education Agency and Houston Independent School District. Meetings are set for the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. Suggestions for topic of concern are accepted in the main office (office B).