Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Media Relations


Sandra Zalewski, 
Coordinator for Communications & Development

420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196

Fax: (815) 740-6520



District Office

Media Relations



Message From Sandra Zalewski


The Coordinator for Communications and Development serves as the media spokesperson for the District. In addition to working with the media, the Media Relations Department develops and distributes brochures, newsletters, letters and magazines to school district employees and families. A District Parent Outlook Magazine is sent home with all students three times a year.

The Coordinator for Communications and Development also serves as the school district liaison for the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence. For copies of publications or to set up an interview, please call or email Sandra Zalewski at (815) 740-3196.



Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Over 1,130 eighth grade District 86 students graduated from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, Washington, and Thompson Schools.


District 86 Foundation Awards Grants

The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence approved nearly $24,000 for classroom grants for the 2016-2017 school year.




Memorial Day – No School
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May 30, 2016

All Day Event

Memorial Day – No School
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

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