FR Responsibilities

  • Recruit members, collect dues, donations, membership forms, beneficiary forms, sick leave bank forms and Mesquite Education Foundation forms; return all dues, donations and forms to the MEA office by September 1.
  • DO NOT send forms or payment through school mail.


  • Attend scheduled FR meetings. If you are unable to attend please send the FR Alternate to represent your facility. Plan ahead by marking dates on your calendar.
  • The Alternate should also be prepared and is always welcome to attend with you.


  • Make sure your facility has a special place where MEA news may be displayed, FR Questions shared, etc. (a bulletin board or wall space with a border).
  • Share meeting information with your facility through a written, posted notice.
  • When information bundles are distributed at FR meetings, place in faculty mailboxes the following day.


  • Make sure your facility has a place where FR Questions can be turned in confidentially. This may be an envelope or folder placed on the wall.
  • Collect FR Questions and forward to the FR Chairperson monthly. Questions need to be in school mail no later than 3 days prior to the due date so they are received on time. Late questions will be held until the next month. All FR Questions must be identified by facility. Those received without facility identification will not be processed.
  • FR Questions should be sent to Donnetta Allen e-mail
  • You may wish to copy the FR Question sheets and place in 2 or 3 locations in your building. One complete set should be kept in a central location in a binder. This is important to eliminate duplicated questions.
  • Update the FR notebook monthly by adding a copy of the current FR Question replies.


  • Provide copies of Mailbag form, located in FR notebook, to your facility. Send any items given to you to the MEA Office.
  • The deadline for submitting items to the Mailbag is the last Monday of every month. The Mailbag runs from September to May of each year.
  • Electronic photos may be sent to


  • Promote MEA Banquet ticket sales at your facility.
  • Announce and post information concerning AMC Movie tickets, Passbooks, Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor tickets which are sold in the MEA Office, located in the L A Berry Support Complex, 2133 North Beltline, Mesquite, Texas 75150.  Hawaiian Falls, Rangers, Great Wolf, Dallas Zoo etc. are online purchase only.


  • Forms required when applying for sick leave bank are provided in your FR Handbook. Please make copies available to your facility as needed.
  • Individuals need to bring the Sick Leave Request Form and the Physician's Statement to the MEA Office.  They will then fill out an "Authorization for Release of Medical Information" form (HIPAA) , which is required by law.  When all three forms are received the SLB Process begins.


  • Raise money and create a basket with the donated money for the MEA Banquet Auction and Silent Auction. Money raised is used for MEA Scholarships.


  • Please be sure and return your FR Notebook to the MEA office at the end of the school year. Please shred any employee information/ID numbers/donations/SLB etc., clean everything out of the notebook EXCEPT the dividers and return the notebook with your name/campus name and the dividers at the end of the school year.

Thank you for being a positive role model in our profession to all MISD employees. You make a difference!

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