Board of Trustees

Elaine Whitlock, President

Place 6

Mrs. Whitlock was elected to the Board in May of 2015. A former Mesquite ISD principal, Mrs. Whitlock’s career in education spanned 38 years. She retired from Mesquite ISD in 2011. A graduate of Mesquite High School, Mrs. Whitlock earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree from Texas A&M – Commerce. She and her husband, Larry, have four children and four grandchildren between them.

Archimedes Faulkner

Place 1

Mr. Faulker was elected to the Board in 2010. He graduated from Prince of Wales Secondary School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 1988, Mr. Faulkner earned his BBA degree from Schiller International University, London, England; in 1993, he graduated from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, with an MBA in finance. He is a Registered Financial Consultant, Certified Estate Planner and works as an financial services professional. He and his wife, Josephine, a certified family nurse practitioner for Visiting Physician Network (VPN), have three children: Tinny, a 2013 graduate of Duke University; Awadagin, a 2016 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Omodele, who attends Southern Methodist University.

Gary Bingham

Place 3

Mr. Bingham has served on the Board since 1996. A 1975 Mesquite High School graduate, Gary earned his bachelor's of Business of Administration in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin University. He previously owned his own insurance business in Mesquite and recently retired. He and his wife Cecelia have two children, Samantha and Adam, and one grandchild.

Robert Seward

Place 5

Mr. Seward was elected to the board in 1993. A 1968 Mesquite High School graduate, Seward earned his bachelor's of business administration degree in accounting in 1976 from North Texas State University. He recently retired from his position as a senior contract administrator with Luminant. In 2008-09, he served as president for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He and his wife, Marjorie, have two children, Craig and Christy, and three grandchildren.

Kevin Carbó, Vice President

Place 7

Mr. Carbo was elected to the Board in 1996 and served continuously until 2014. He was re-elected in November of 2015. He graduated from Colegio San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Mr. Carbo earned his BBA in finance from Dallas Baptist University in 1995 and received his MBA from the University of Dallas in 1999. He is employed at the City of Dallas in the Aviation Dept. as a Business Operations Analyst. He and his wife, Jossie, have two children – Jessica and Kevin, Jr. – and three grandchildren. Jessica and Kevin attended Mesquite ISD schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated from Mesquite High School. Mr. Carbo’s His involvement with MISD began in the ’80s with service as a PTA member. He was also 1st Vice-President of the Mesquite Council of PTAs.

Eddie Rose, Secretary

Place 2

Mr. Rose is the newest member of the Board, elected in May of 2016. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor of arts degree (criminal justice) in 1991. Mr. Rose is employed as the Arson Investigator with the Mesquite Fire Department and has worked there since 1985. He is married to Misty, an assistant principal for Mesquite ISD, and they have three children: Reed, who graduated from Horn High School in 2016 and now attends Sam Houston State University; Hayden, who attends Texas A&M University; and Gracie, a student at Kimball Elementary. 

Greg Everett

Place 4

Mr. Everett served on the board for an 18-year period, from 1991-2009, and was re-elected in May of 2014. He graduated from North Mesquite High School in 1974 and attended Eastfield College. He is department manager for Levy and Son in Dallas. He and his wife, Ramona, have three children -- Matthew, Daniel and Emily -- and three grandchildren.

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.

Board Recognition Photos

A Mesquite ISD photographer is present at each Board meeting to take photos of students and adults being recognized. To download any photos for personal use, click on the meeting link to the online gallery.

Link to Online Photo Gallery

Election Information

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members serving terms of three years, with elections held annually in May.  The terms of one-third of the Board members, or as near to one-third as possible, expire each year. [Education Code 11.051(b), .059]

Election of Board members of the District shall be on the May uniform election date. [Election Code 41.001]

The 2019 election for Mesquite ISD Board Members scheduled for May 4 was cancelled as both candidates were unopposed. 

For filing information for future elections, contact Linda Samples at 972-882-7311 or

Meeting Agendas

Agendas for upcoming and past meetings are available online by clicking the following link:

Board Meeting Agendas

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed on the agenda. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

For information about addressing the Board regarding an item on the agenda or any other topic, please click here.

Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, 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.

Scheduled Meetings for the 2019-20 School Year

August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 7, 2019
November 11, 2019
December 9, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 2, 2020
April 13, 2020
May 11. 2020
June 8, 2020
July 27, 2020

Mesquite ISD Policies

Click here to view and search Mesquite ISD Policies online.

Meeting Recordings

Cable Channel Airings

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

Video Recordings

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

Video Recordings

Audio Recordings

To hear an audio recording of a previous meeting, clicking the following button. 

Audio Recordings


Prospective Board Members

Serving as a school board member is a constructive and rewarding way to invest in your community.

Parents and community members are invited to join Mesquite ISD Board Members and administrators for a Prospective Board Member Information Session held in November each year.

During this brief meeting, you will learn:

  • Board Member responsibilities
  • Requirements to serve
  • Election rules
  • Much more

Download the handout from the Nov. 12, 2019, information 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.


Safety and Security

Elected Officers of Political Subdivisions

Effectiveness Reports