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3819 Towne Crossing Blvd
(Across from Olive Garden)
Mesquite, TX 75150

Regular office hours
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Close at 4 PM on Fridays

Summer Office Hours
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
Closed Fridays

Dalia Lough
Administrative Assistant

NEW! Frontline Mobile App For Subs

  1. Access the app store on your mobile device and enter "Frontline Education" in the search bar.
  2. Click the Get or Install button and install the app. Once the download is complete, a welcome page will display.
  3. Click Get Started to proceed. The Sign In page then appears. Simply enter your Frontline ID account and click Sign In. 

Absence Management

Now Hiring for the 2024-25 School Year


MISD has partnered with ESS to manage its substitute program – and they’re hiring!

Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking to work your way into a full-time teaching position, a retired teacher interested in getting back into the classroom, or anyone looking to make a positive contribution to the development of children, ESS has a place for you.

ESS offers excellent employee perks, including health benefits, training, support, weekly pay, 401(k), bonus opportunities, award programs and more. Plus, working as a substitute is extremely flexible – when, where and how often you work is entirely up to you.

Apply Today at

A representative from ESS will contact you for an interview once you submit your initial application online.

About ESS

ESS is an education personnel and management company. They specialize in placing qualified substitute employees in daily and long-term K-12 school district positions such as substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and other school support staff. ESS provides dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. The ESS team is made up of dedicated individuals who share a common goal of providing all students with excellent education every day.

Questions about working as a substitute? Please contact ESS at 800.641.0140 or email

Requirements to be a Classroom Substitute

  • Substitute Instructional Assistant/ Clerical This position requires a high school diploma or GED.  

  • Substitute Teacher
    This position requires a minimum of 30 standard, accredited college hours. If you have a bachelor’s degree or State Certification you will receive a higher daily rate of pay.

2023-24 Sub Handbook

2023-24 Substitute Pay Information

Substitute Pay Rate

Substitute Pay Calendar

Note: ALL Classroom Substitutes, including substitute teachers, are paid semi-monthly (twice a month) 

FICA Alternative Plans

More Information about the FICA Alt Plan

FICA Alternative plans to provide all employees the opportunity to have retirement savings and to lessen the employer's Social Security tax burden. Participating employees are not subject to Social Security taxes while covered by this plan. Contributions to this plan are made on a pretax basis.

Contact Us: (800) 943-9179 


All district employees including substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by Texas state law to be allowed to work in a public school. The 80th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), which mandated the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to acquire criminal history through fingerprint submission. This process requires the individual to hold a state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The cost for fingerprinting is just under $50. The district will not reimburse applicants for fingerprinting expenses

Previous fingerprinting that you may have completed for a real estate license, nursing license or day care will not be accepted by the state education governing board TEA. If you are certified to teach in the state of Texas and have been digitally fingerprinted for certifications purposes, we should be able to acquire the results quickly.

If you are recommended for hire as a substitute, and you have not been fingerprinted through TEA, you will receive an email with a location code if you wish to fingerprint at the Mesquite ISD facility  This email will explain about the email you will receive to set up your fingerprint appointment, as well.