Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Human Resources


Cheryl Woods-Clendening,
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Labor Relations

420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196
Fax: (815) 740-5441

District Office

Human Resources

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Message From Cheryl Woods-Clendening


The Human Resources Division is responsible for initiating, coordinating, directing, and monitoring personnel services for over 1300 full and part-time employees. We coordinate the recruitment, selection, and employment recommendations for all new personnel. HR maintains all employee records, works to ensure the equitable implementation of Board and Administrative employment polices and Union contracts, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state employment related laws and regulations. Coordination of all compensation and benefit programs and the administration of workers’ compensation are handled through HR.

The goals of the division are to attract an effective work force to the district, develop employees to their potential, and maintain personnel over the long term.



Congratulations Taft Students

Congratulations to the students that received awards at the school board meeting.​


Dirksen Student Competes in State Meet

Congratulations to Dirksen student Elias Esquivel who competed in the Illinois Elementary School Association Cross-Country State Meet.




Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
Event's details
December 18, 2015

All Day Event

Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
(All Day Event)

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