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.



Laura Jobe, Executive Director - Communications 972-882-7406
Kim Bingham, Administrative Assistant - Communications 972-882-7404
Elizabeth Fernandez, Director - Marketing and Communications 972-882-7405
Beth Hisey, Social Media and Website Coordinator 972-882-7412
Angela Roe, Communications Coordinator / Public Information Officer 972-882-7407
Kristin Odom, Graphic Artist 972-882-7428
Communications Department Fax 972-289-6105

Mesquite ISD's Communications Department encompases the following district functions:

  • Media relations
  • District website and social media
  • Special events
  • District publications
  • Graphic design
  • Publicity
  • Photography
  • Video production
  • KEOM 88.5 FM
  • Mesquite ISD Print Shop
  • Public Information (Open Records) Requests

Communications Organizational Chart



Media Inquiries

Members of the media should contact Elizabeth Fernandez at 972-882-7405 or for assistance with all inquiries.


Community Flyers

Mesquite ISD posts flyers for non-profit organizations and local sports teams through Peachjar. There is a fee to use this service, payable to Peachjar, unless the flyer is advertising a free event.  Mesquite ISD does not distribute commercial advertising. For more information about Peachjar, click here.



Publicity Request (for staff members only)