Personal Devices and Usage Fees

Mesquite ISD will start to distribute personal devices – either Chromebooks or iPads – to all students on the first day of school. All students should receive a device by Aug. 20.

Parents must complete the Device Usage Agreement in Skyward Family Access. The district charges a $20 usage fee each year to cover the cost of insurance and content filtering for the device. There is a link in the usage agreement that takes you to a new screen where you can pay the usage fee online using a credit or debit card. A sample of this screen is shown below.

fee screen shot

Please note that due to limitations of the software, we are unable to change some wording that may seem confusing. For example, please disregard the word “lost,” which is circled on the sample image.

Also note that this payment is not a FINE. It is a USAGE FEE that applies to the 2021-2022 school year. If you prefer, you may pay the fee in cash or check to the campus office. All usage fees should be paid by Aug. 31. If a student’s device usage fee is not paid by the deadline, MISD will remotely configure the device so that it will access approved educational Internet content only.

Hot spots are available for any student who does not have access to the Internet at home. You may obtain a hot spot from the school office.