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District Support Services

      David W. Gray 

       Director of Support Services/CSBO
       3901 Olympic Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60431



Central Campus & Alternate School
Supervisor:  Mr. Brian Furczyk
Phone: 815-727-6708
Fax: 815-727-6803
E-mail:  bfurczyk@jths.org


West Campus
Supervisor:  Ms. Pat Militello
Phone: 815-727-6908
Fax: 815-774-1680
E-mail:  pmilitello@jths.org


General Food Service Information

The cafeteria provides quality breakfast and lunch selections each day. Students pay $2.90 for a full lunch meal and $1.90 for a full breakfast. The district participates in the National School Lunch Program and is monitored by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Will County Health Department. Parents and students must create a pre-paid account through the MySchoolBucks web site shown in the right column. By prepaying, parents can assure lunch money is being used for school meals, reduce worries about forgetting or losing money, limit the amount used each day and specify if additional food can be purchased.  Cash is not accepted in the cafeteria.  Students must use the MySchoolBucks system. Refunds will be issued based on the refund policy shown in the column to the right. Menus change on a daily basis, although some items are available each day.

***Food Service is a CASHLESS system***

Joliet Township High School District uses a prepaid point of sale system called MySchoolBucks.com.  Cash is not accepted in the cafeteria.  All students and staff should create and fund a lunch account online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  Deposits are also accepted through the school Textbook Center/Cashier Office.  Your students name and ID number should be included with deposits.  All deposits take 24-hours to be processed, so the funds will not be available to use until the next school day.   To purchase meals, individuals scan their District ID to deduct the meal cost from their prepaid balance. 

The benefits of a cashless system:

Speed…..Convenience…..Safety…..Parental Control…..Financial Management

1. The lunch lines move faster. Students have more time to eat lunch.

2. Students don't need to carry money. They use their District ID for purchases.

3. Parents set spending limits and can view a history of what your child purchases.

4. Parents receive email reminders for low balances.

5. The system offers recurring payment options, so it automatically replenishes your child’s account based on limits you set.

6. No cost to participate or to add money to a student account.

7. Improved financial accountability.

How do you get started?

Register and deposit money in an account today at www.myschoolbucks.com  


             School Wellness Policy          

Student Wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District's educational program, school activities, and meal programs.  Please click WELLNESS POLICY 6:50 to view the Districts policy.  The School District completed an annual review of the School Wellness Policy in May 2017 and determined no changes were needed. 

Food Service Policy Concerning Refunds,

Prepayments, No Money and Low or Negative Balances

Joliet Township High School District uses a prepaid point of sale system called MySchoolBucks.  Individuals scan their District ID to deduct the meal cost from their prepaid balance.  Cash is not accepted in the cafeteria.  All students and staff should create and fund a lunch account online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  Deposits are also accepted through the school Textbook Center/Cashier Office.  All deposits take 24-hours to be processed, so the funds will not be available to use until the next school day.  MySchoolBucks provides parents with additional features such as viewing student purchases, spending history, low balance email notifications, ability to set daily/weekly spending limits and the option to specify ‘meals only’ or include a la carte purchases. 

                If a student qualifies for reduced-price or paid meals and the student has a low or negative balance, the student will be able to charge the cost of a full meal for a maximum of two days.  After two days, the student will not receive a meal until additional funds are deposited.  Negative balances will automatically deduct from additional funds deposited into the students account.  If a student qualifies for free meals, the student does not need money on their account unless they want to purchase extra drinks or a la cate items.  Students cannot purchase a la carte or extra drinks if they have a negative balance.  All students must pay the full cost of meals while waiting for a free or reduced-price meal application to be reviewed.

Lunch account balances remaining at the end of the school year will roll-over to the following school year.  The School District will not issue refunds or transfers during the school year or after each school year, except to graduates or students withdrawing from the school district.   Refunds and transfers will be issued according to the following guidelines:

  1. Refunds and transfers will only be considered for graduates and students withdrawing from the school district.

  2. A balance less than $10 will not be refunded, transferred or used toward payment of student fees.Students should deplete lunch accounts with less than $10 before their last day of school.

  3. Accounts with more than $10 will be used:

    1. Toward payment of the student’s fees;

    2. Transferred to another family member;

    3. A refund will be issued.

  4. Parents must submit a written request to transfer or refund the balance within two weeks after a student graduates or withdraws from the school district.

  5. Transfer requests should include the name and ID number of the graduate and the name and ID number of the family member receiving the funds. 

  6. Refund requests should include the name and ID number of the graduate, the parents name and a mailing address.

  7. Cash refunds will not be provided.

    Mail refund request to:                                                           Email refund request to:

    Joliet Township High School District                                     dgray@jths.org

    Director of Support Services

    3901 Olympic Boulevard

    Joliet, IL  60431-7947


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form​PDF Document (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW 2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.  Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.  Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:  1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o 3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.






MENU FOR Central and West

Breakfast:           01/08/18 to 02/02/18

                             02/05/18 to 03/02/18


Lunch Week Of:  01/22/18     01/29/18

                              02/05/18     02/12/18

                              02/19/18     02/26/18


Breakfast:  01/08/18 to 02/02/18

                   02/05/18 to 03/02/18


Lunch:        01/08/18 to 02/02/18

                    02/05/18 to 03/02/18







The Online Free and Reduced Application process is very easy to use.  Instructions are included on every page of the online application.  For additional help, please review the following step by step instructions.

Online Free & Reduced Meal

 Application Instructions

English              Spanish

Apply online by clicking the GREY application button shown above.  The online system is easy to complete and helps reduce errors.  It is much easier than using paper a paper application.  Try it now and see how quick it is.  If you cannot complete the application online or prefer a paper application, send an email to dgray@jths.org or call 815-727-5414.

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