It's mid August in Mesquite, and that means one thing, back to school
time. Practices are taking place, teachers are finalizing their lesson
plans, and local stores are packed with parents and kids loading up on
school supplies to get ready for another school year. While many people
are may be excited about a new school year, some parents are feeling the
financial strain of buying school supplies. According to Mesquite ISD
(MISD), about 78 percent of all MISD students will be eligible for free
or reduced lunch.
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