Benefits Available To Mesquite ISD Employees

MISD boasts a lower-than-average turnover rate, and in the most recent workforce survey 94 percent of employees said they would recommend the district to others as a place to work. In 2013, Mesquite ISD received national recognition as one of the Top 150 Workplaces in the country.

Mesquite ISD offers the following benefits to its employees:

Health Insurance

MISD participates in the State health plan with TRS ActiveCare which is administered by Aetna and CVS Caremark. The district and state contribute $3,564 and $3,192 (depending on which plan you are enrolled in) to an employee's health insurance.

Mesquite Employee Health Center/Pharmacy (MEHC)

The Mesquite Employee Health Center offers quality medical health care to all MISD health plan participants (covered employees and covered dependents enrolled in the MISD health plan) for acute illnesses and chronic disease processes at a very affordable price. Insurance card and photo ID must be presented at time of service.

Physicals, screenings and referrals are also offered to participants, and orders for lab work received from an outside provider can be performed at the MEHC as long as the request is on a Quest Diagnostics requisition.

The MEHC pharmacy will fill prescriptions from any doctor from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Your prescription may be called in, faxed or dropped off anytime. Insurance card and photo ID must be presented at time of service.

Certain over-the-counter medications are also available at a great savings to all employees of the district through the MEHC pharmacy.

Personal Computer Buy Program

During a specific time each year, employees may purchase a PC or Mac computer from the district’s vendors at the district cost. Payment may be made monthly over a two-year period through payroll deduction. No interest is charged. All employees are eligible for this benefit after one year of employment.

Excellence in Teaching Incentive Program (ETIP)

Unique to Mesquite ISD, the ETIP program is the first of its kind created to recruit, retain, differentiate and reward the most talented and dedicated classroom teachers. Faced with a nationwide teacher shortage, MISD developed the ETIP program to develop teachers’ expertise through targeted, specified professional development that adds value to the district. Through ETIP, these master teachers can substantially improve their financial future while staying in the classroom. (In the past, an educator's only option to achieve a significant income increase was to move out of the classroom into administration.)

The ETIP program allows a classroom teacher to increase his/her earning potential by up to $12,000 annually if all three tiers are completed.


$5,000 salary increase upon completion of an 18-hour (college hours) program and demonstrated growth.


Additional $2,000 salary increase with a master's degree and value added at the campus level


Additional $5,000 salary increase with a doctorate degree and value added at the district level.


For more details about the ETIP program, click here. Teachers are eligible to apply for the ETIP program after two years of employment with Mesquite ISD.