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    Important Message from Superintendent Culver

    Dear School District 189 Families and Staff, A gun was apprehended at the student checkpoint Tuesday morning at East St. Louis Senior High School. The police have the weapon and the individual in custody. There were no reported threats made to any individuals, groups of students, or the campus at large. Please know that student and staff safety is our number one priority. School District 189 security staff and administrators work with local law enforcement to ensure that our campuses are safe during the school day. Sincerely, Arthur R. Culver, Superintendent

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    Notice of Board Vacancy

    BOARD OF EDUCATION EAST ST. LOUIS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 189 ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER VACANCY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Section 10-10 of the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-10) and Board of Education Policy No. 2:70, the Board of Education of East St. Louis School District Number 189, St. Clair County, Illinois (School District) is accepting applications to fill the vacancy

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    Safety Message

    The East St. Louis School District is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of all students, staff, and school visitors on a daily basis.  Click here to read about existing safety and security measures we have in place.

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    SHINE189 Newsletter

    Be sure to review the current SHINE189 Newsletter. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!

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    COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program

    Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.

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    eLearning, Return to Learn, & ESSER III Plans

    Please review our eLearning, Return to Learn and ESSER III Plans. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.

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    East St. Louis School District 189's Discipline Improvement Plan

    East St. Louis School District 189 has worked diligently to develop a discipline improvement plan. Please click the read more link to access the document.

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    Board Member Consolidated Election

    Three seats on our seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 4, 2023 consolidated election. Check details here about who is eligible to run and key deadlines for the process.

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    Join Our Team!

    East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Check out our current job openings on our website. School District 189 offers: * Competitive pay! *Best insurance benefits! *Higher pay with experience! *One-time stipend for teachers hired in the areas of math, science or foreign language!

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    Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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    Help Is Available

    Many of us may need additional emotional or mental health support. Help is available.

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    Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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