students and parents
Important Message From Our Food & Nutrition Services Department

On Friday, May 12, Mesquite ISD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department was hit by the worldwide Cyber Attack. As a result, all cafeteria software was affected, causing issues with student accounts. Our Technical Services team is working tirelessly to resolve the problems, but in the meantime, we want to keep you informed on how this situation impacts students and parents. Rest assured that student information and credit card information was not compromised. But in protective measures to keep information from being compromised, the outcome resulted in limited communication between outside systems and our registers on each campus.

Student meal account balances are not available at this time.

  • The online payment system, School Café, has been turned off.
  • Parents will not see accurate information in their School Café accounts
  • Cash or check payments may still be made at the register
  • Free & reduced meal applications must be processed manually; online applications are not available at this time

Mesquite ISD will keep you informed of any updates to this situation. Our top priority is ensuring that all students continue to receive healthy meals while at school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.



Kim Johnson, Administrative Officer - Special Education 972-882-7700
Maria Padilla, Administrative Assistant 972-882-7702
Kathy Taylor, Receptionist 972-882-7700
Debbie LaCour, Medicaid Secretary 972-882-7701
Monica Singletary, Information Specialist 972-882-8739
Myriam Cavazos, Child Find Secretary 972-882-8702
Jennifer Ivey, Administrative Assistant to Coordinators 972-882-7717
Emily Tosch, Student Records 972-882-7783

Student Support Center | 714 E. Kimbrough | Mesquite, TX 75149



Resources for Parents

Child Find

The CHILD FIND system is set up to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals with suspected disabilities (birth through 21) who are in need of special education.

This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.


Special Education Parent Education Classes

Location:  Mesquite ISD Student Support Center, 714 Kimbrough Street, Mesquite, TX  75149

Visit Our Parent Education Center

Mesquite ISD Special Education Department is pleased to announce the opening of our Parent Education Center.  You are welcome to visit our expanded Parent Library and gather flyers for community services, events, and informational handouts about disabilities.

Information about expanded parent information classe regarding special education services and disability-specific sessions will be starting in the fall.  Classes will be offered in both English and Spanish with sessions during the day as well as in the evening.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tracy Barry at 972-882-7715, extension 6. 


A Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process.pdf

Guía para el Proceso de Admisión, Revisión y Retiro.pdf


Notice of Procedural Safeguards Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities.pdf

Aviso Sobre Procedimientos de Protección Derechos de los Padres de Estudiantes con Discapacidades.pdf


The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process

Texas Transition and Employment Guide.pdf
Guía de Transicion y Empleo de Texas.pdf



Special Education Coordinators





Casey Allen


  • Adaptive PE
  • Child Find
  • ECI Liaison
  • Employee Preschool
  • Headstart
  • PPCD
  • Preschool Eval Team
  • Special Olympics
  • SPP 7, 11, 12
  • Vision
  • Florence
  • Lawrence
  • McKenzie
  • Motley
  • Price
  • Range
  • Rugel
  • Shands
  • Tosch

Kristi Flanery


  • Docushare Updates
  • OT/PT
  • Parent Newsletter/Survey
  • Proportionate Share
  • Records
  • Secondary ARD Chairs
  • SPP 13/14
  • Staff Development
  • Transportation
  • Warehouse
  • Agnew
  • Berry
  • Kimbrough
  • McDonald
  • New
  • Terry
  • Vanston
  • Wilkinson

Jill Havard


  • Augmentive/Assistive Technology
  • Autism
  • Custodians
  • ESY
  • Homebound
  • Life/Self-Contained
  • Parent Ed
  • State Assessment
  • Technology
  • Achziger
  • Black
  • Gentry
  • Moss
  • Pirrung
  • Rutherford
  • Smith
  • Thompson

Jennifer Hernandez

(Regional Day School for the Deaf)

972-882-8710 x1991

  • Works w/SSA Districts - Forney, Garland, Kaufman, Red Oak, Rockwall, Royse City, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Willis Point
  • Parent/Infant Advisor
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Interpreters
  • Itinerant Services
  • SSA Budget & Billing
  • Summer School
  • Lawrence
  • North Mesquite
  • Vanston

Kristi Mullenix


  • 18+ Programs
  • BAC
  • Behavior Specialists
  • eSped
  • Interpreters
  • Non-Ed Funds
  • Secondary ARD Chairs
  • Social Workers
  • Summer School
  • Transition
  • Horn
  • Mesquite
  • North Mesquite
  • Poteet
  • West Mesquite
  • Academy
  • Learning Center

Shannon Price


  • Due Process/Mediation
  • eSped
  • High Cost Funds
  • In-Home/Parent Training
  • Instructional Specialists
  • Medicaid
  • Music Therapy
  • Non-Public Day School
  • Private Duty Nurses
  • Residential Placements
  • RF Tracker
  • Surrogate/Foster Parent Training
  • TEA Complaints
  • Austin
  • Beasley
  • Cannaday
  • Kimball Porter
  • Shaw
  • Tisinger

Kimberly Wasson


  • ARD Chairs
  • Audiologist
  • Diagnosticians
  • Document SPP, PBMAS
  • Dyslexia
  • Legal Framework
  • Psychologists
  • Referral Chairs
  • Revocation of Consent
  • Speech
  • Floyd
  • Galloway
  • Gray
  • Hanby
  • Henrie
  • Hodges
  • Mackey
  • McWhorter
  • Seabourn