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.



Role of the Board

With students of Mesquite ISD foremost in their minds, Board members set the direction for the school district. The Board acts as a whole, not as indidivuals. Board members are elected at large for three-year tearms. Elections take place in May, and terms are staggered to ensure there are always experienced members on the Board. Members serve without pay.

To maintain their ongoing education requirement, Board members must participate in local and state orientation sessions annually.  They must complete at least 16 hours during their first year on the Board and eight hours of continuing education during each subsequent year of service. In addition, members study volumes of background material on school finance, curriculum and state law.

Board Member Responsibilities include the following:

  • Setting the policies for the district

  • Establishing collaboratively developed goals

  • Employing and evaluating the superintendent

  • Adopting the annual budget

  • Communicating the progress and needs of the district

  • Hearing complaints not otherwise resolved through the grievance procedures

  • Planning and setting priorities

  • Supporting the administrators and teachers in executing Board policies

  • Performing specific duties imposed by state law