Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Business Department

Tamara L. Mitchell,
Assistant Superintendent for
 Business & Financial Services


420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196
Fax: (815) 740-3899

District Office


            As required by the Open Meetings Act, a list of employees with proposed compensation packages that are equal to or exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is available at the reception desk of the JFK Administration Center at 420 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet Illinois. 

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The Role of The Department

The primary role of the Division of Business and Financial Services is to maintain all of the financial functions required to operate the school district in a fiscally responsible manner, while providing support for instructional programs and construction projects.

Business Office Daily Functions

Provide support to central administration and building principals for instructional program(s) and special project(s) funding.

Review, update, and maintain payroll records to ensure accurate payment and income reporting.


The Business Office prepares for each Discussion Session and subsequent Board Meeting the following reports:

Payroll - This report provides the total amount of money distributed to employees for the past month.

Activity Fund Report - This report details the receipts and disbursements of the district's imprest, Augustus Belz, and activity funds.

Treasurer's Monthly Statement - This is a balance sheet of district's receipts and disbursements for the district's funds including: education, building, retirement, transportation, life safety, special education, insurance, site and construction, and working cash.

Treasurer's Report - This report details the investment activity of the district. It includes the current amounts invested, the maturity dates, and the interest rates they are earning.

Check Register (Bills) - This report provides a detail of all of the checks issued to pay the bills received since the last Board Meeting.



June 30........................End of Fiscal Year

July 1..................Beginning of Fiscal Year

September 30............Annual Budget Due

September 30.....End of 1st Fiscal Quarter

December 25 ...............Annual Levy Due

December 31.....End of 2nd Fiscal Quarter

February 28............Building Budgets Due

March 31...........End of 3rd Fiscal Quarter




Jesse White and Local Author Visit Taft School

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and local author and District 86 graduate Brandye Phillips hosted an Anti-Bullying assembly at Taft Elementary...


Steve Spangler Visits District 86

Pershing First Grade Teacher Courtney Voogt won first place in the Citgo Fueling Education Sweepstakes.




Board of School Inspectors Meeting
Event's details
November 02, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: JFK Administrative Center, Joliet, IL -IL

Regular meeting of the Board of School Inspectors at JFK
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)



Board of School Inspectors Meeting
Event's details
November 09, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Jr. High School, Joliet, IL -IL

Regular meeting of the Board of School Inspectors at Dirksen
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)



Superintendent Chat
Event's details
November 15, 2016

Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Junior High, Joliet, IL -IL

Meet and Greet District 86 Superintendent Theresa Rouse
(04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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