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Food Service 2021-22 School Year Update – Seamless Summer Option
JTHS will participate in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program during the 2021-22 school year through a USDA waiver received by the Illinois State Board of Education.  School districts that participate in the SSO program can offer breakfast and lunch reimbursable meals to students free of charge regardless of family income or status.  Participation in this program does not automatically qualify families for a school fee waiver.  The online Free and Reduced Meal Application should be completed to determine waiver eligibility.  Ala carte items and additional meals can be purchased at the paid student rate (See Cashless System below). 

All students will receive a full reimbursable lunch and breakfast meal during the 2021-22 school year. Had JTHS not been eligible for the USDA waiver listed above, students would pay $3.10 for a full lunch meal and $2.00 for a full breakfast.  Students that qualify for reduced price meals through the Free and Reduced Meal application process would pay $.40 for a full lunch and $.30 for a full breakfast.  Directly certified students (SNAP, TANF, FOSTER, MEDICAID) or students that meet the criteria for free meals through the meal application process would receive a full lunch and breakfast at no cost.  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. 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. Menus change on a daily basis, although some items are available each day.

The site information is as follows:

Joliet Central High School
201 East Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Cafeteria Menu webpage

Joliet West High School
401 N. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL 604335
Cafeteria Menu webpage

Brian Furczyk

Titles: Supervisor
Locations: Joliet Central

Robert Stedronsky

Titles: Supervisor
Locations: Joliet West

Brian Shaw

Director of Support Services
Transportation Center

Menus and Forms

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.

2021 Breakfast After the Bell Opt Out Hearing
A public hearing will be held on September 21, 2021 to discuss the reasons that JTHS District 204 is recommending that Joliet Central High School and Pathways Campus opt-out of the Breakfast after the Bell Mandate.  The information for the open hearing is as follows:
Meeting location:      Joliet Township District 204 Administrative Center
Address:                   300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet IL 60436
Date:                        Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time:                        7pm