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.



School Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the MISD Board Room, Professional Development Center, 2600 Motley Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75150. Each meeting begins with a closed Executive Session.  The public portion of the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

In accordance with state law, the agenda and location are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting, and the agenda is available at the location at the time of the meeting.


Recordings of Past Meetings

School Board meetings are aired on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Channel 96.

Mesquite ISD posts archived meetings online for viewing at any time.  Visit the district's Board Meeting library by clicking here.

To hear an audio recording of a previous meeting, click here.


Addressing the Board

All regular board meetings are public meetings; however, a public meeting is not an open forum. Public participation is limited to the section of the agenda called "Audience Items." Complaints about individual employees must be addressed in Executive Session rather than the public portion of the meeting.

Patrons who ask to address the Board regarding a particular issue will be given a maximum of five minutes each, at the discretion of the Board President, to present a statement during one of the audience portions of the meeting.  The first Audience time is reserved for items that are on the agenda.  The second Audience time is reserved for topics that are not on the meeting's agenda.

By law, Board members are prohibited from entering into discussion with patrons during the Audience portion of the meeting. They may listen to a patron's statement, but they may not respond to a patron's questions or comments during the Board meeting.

Resolving Conflicts

Patrons who have a conflict with the school district should speak with the superintendent prior to a Board meeting. The steps in conflict resolution are to address the situation with Mesquite ISD administrators in the successive order shown below.