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, as well as a list of employees with total compensation packages in excess of seventy-five thousand dollars for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, are 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




Superintendent Chat on Saturday

Community members are invited to meet with Superintendent Theresa Rouse on Saturday, January 21st at 12:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library.

District 86 Launches New Student Information System

District 86 Launches New Student Information System




Superintendent Chat
Event's details
January 21, 2017

Time:12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Joliet Public Library, Joliet, IL -IL

Chat with District 86 Superintendent Dr. Rouse.
(12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)



STEM Extravaganza @ Dirksen
Event's details
January 21, 2017

All Day Event
Location: Dirksen Junior High, Joliet, IL -IL

The District 86 STEM Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, January 21 at Dirksen Junior High.
(All Day Event)



School Improvement Day - No PM Classes
Event's details
January 26, 2017

All Day Event

School Improvement Day - No PM Classes
(All Day Event)



Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
Event's details
January 27, 2017

All Day Event

Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
(All Day Event)



Board of School Inspectors Meeting
Event's details
February 01, 2017

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)

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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