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Business & Financial Services

Assistant Superintendent for Business & Financial Services

Tamara L. Mitchell, SFO

420 N. Raynor Ave. Joliet, IL 60435
P (815) 740-3196 | F (815) 740-3899
Accounts Payable Extension 8218
Benefits Extension 8213
Payroll Extension 8214 or 8216
General Business Office Inquiries Extension 8213
JFK administrative-center

Message From Tamara L. Mitchell, SFO

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


  • Inquiries regarding purchase orders, invoices, and check payments should be directed to Accounts Payable.
  • Inquiries regarding employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and all supplemental insurance policies should be directed to Benefits.
  • Inquiries regarding payroll should be directed to Payroll.