• East St. Louis School District 189 receives guidance from a locally elected Board of Education.  The elected Board Members provide a critical service to their local community. First and foremost, the School Board is focused on decisions to benefit students. Members commit to monthly Board Committee Meetings and the monthly full Board Meeting, where they make decisions about school programs, facilities, policies, and finances. 

    School District 189 School Board Members:

    • Kinnis Williams Sr., President
    • Marquitta McAfee, Vice President
    • LaKeisha Adams, Secretary
    • Victoria Clay, Treasurer
    • Lonzo Greenwood, Member
    • Irma Golliday, Member
    • RC Clark, Member

    Board Members are accountable for the performance of their schools and ensure that students receive the best education for the tax dollars spent. Board Meetings are accessible to the public. 

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    ANNOUNCEMENT:  April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

    Nominating petition papers for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election can be obtained online at the St. Clair County Clerk web site www.countyclerk.co.st-clair.il.us or picked up at their office.  Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 50 registered voters or 10% of the voters, whichever is less, residing within the district. 

    Three seats on our seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 2, 2019 consolidated election.  To be eligible to serve, a Board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the East St. Louis School District for at least one year immediately preceding the election.  The Board election is non-partisan, and Board candidates do not run under political party affiliation.

    The candidate must file the following with the St. Clair County Clerk:

    • Nominating petition papers
    • Statement of Candidacy
    • Receipt from County Clerk of Economic Interest Statement
    • Loyalty Oath (optional)

    Dates to Remember:

    September 18, 2018: First day for circulating nominating petitions

    December 10, 2018: First day for filing nominating petitions

    December 17, 2018: Last day for filing nominating petitions

    December 17, 2018: Last day for filing receipt for Statement of Economic Interest

    January 24, 2019: Last day a candidate may file Withdrawal of Candidacy