Mesquite Independent School District

(credit: AP Photo)

Parents File Suit Over “Inconsistent” Penalties For Truant Students

Cruel and unusual. That’s how a group of parents is describing the punishment for truant students at several Dallas-area schools, and they’ve filed a lawsuit to stop it.

CBS 11–06/12/2013


Mesquite Students Feeling Shorted By Dress Code

Some North Texas students say they’re missing out on some of the most memorable moments of their senior year of high school. First homecoming, now the senior breakfast–and it’s all because of the dress code.


School lockers at a high school in Houston, Texas. (credit: AP)

Mesquite Says They’re Being Hit Especially Hard In Cuts

North Texas is proof all schools are not created equal. All over the area, budget cuts are impacting school districts in various ways. But in Mesquite, educators there say they are being hit with a double whammy.