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School District 189 abides by all federal, state, and regional guidelines.  Please reference documents in this section for more information including but not limited to: annual health compliance, water testing, contracts, vendors, salaries, report cards, budgets, audits, annual financial reports, training documents and more.

 Compliance Documents

Information regarding employer cost and participation information for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)-eligible staff can be found on the IMRF website.

The district offers comprehensive Personal Health and Safety and Sexual Health Education. This curriculum includes: 

Comprehensive Health Skills for High School 

Comprehensive Health Skills for Middle School 

If you have any questions, please call:  618-646-3000

Key Policies

School District 189 is governed by board-approved policies. Our complete online Policy Manual is publicly available in a searchable, easy-to-use format. Below are quick links to key policies that are designed to support the safety and wellness of all School District 189 students and staff.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) maintains a resource guide on sexual abuse response and prevention.  The guide contains information on and the location of children’s advocacy centers, organizations that provide medical evaluations and treatment to victims of child sexual abuse, organizations that provide mental health evaluations and services to victims and families of victims of child sexual abuse, and organizations that offer legal assistance to and provide advocacy on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse.  This guide can be accessed through the ISBE website at or you may request a copy of this guide by contacting the school’s office.

Faith's Law Resource Guide

Abused and Neglected Child Reporting


Anti-Bias Curriculum Content

Attendance and Truancy
Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming
Employee Ethics Code of Professional Conduct Equal Educational Opportunities Extended Instructional Programs Harassment of Students Prohibited
Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment School Wellness Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention WELLNESS POLICY TRIENNIAL ASSESSMENT
(Download Only)
Workplace Harassment Prohibited Sexual Harassment Policy    



Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. There is no charge for electronic records. Please submit requests to:

By Mail:
Dr. Valencia Hawkins, Interim Chief Human Resource Officer
1005 State Street
East St. Louis, IL 62201



Student Data Privacy

East St. Louis School District 189 takes care to uphold the privacy of our student's data. To learn more about data collection and usage, as well as our adherence to privacy laws such as FERPA, SOPPA, and more, please click here.

Stevens Amendment Disclosure (Federal Grant Funding)

The Stevens Amendment requires public school districts to disclose projects or programs funded in whole or in part with federal grant money. This web page citation informs the public that East St. Louis School District 189 uses funds from the federal grants listed below to supplement local programming. Supported programs include but are not limited to student resource/material purchases, intervention and enrichment, personnel, and professional development.


  • After School Programs CURES Grant
  • ARP - IDEA Part B Flow-Through
  • ARP - IDEA Part B Preschool
  • ARP - McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant
  • ARP - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Grant III
  • CARES Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Grant II
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant
  • Community Oriented Policing Services School Violence Prevention Program (COPS SVPP)
  • Community Partnership Grant
  • Early Childhood Block Grant - Preschool for All Children Expansion Grant
  • ESSER II - Postsecondary Success
  • IDEA, Part B - Flow-Through
  • IDEA, Part B - Preschool
  • National School Lunch Program
  • National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant
  • Planning Year - Title I, Part A - School Improvement Part 1003
  • Project AWARE 2.0
  • Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
  • Title I, Part A - School Improvement Part 1003
  • Title I, Part D - Delinquent
  • Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and Other School Leaders
  • Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
  • Title IV, Part B (21st Century Community Learning Centers)
  • USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • USDA Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program
  • USDA Summer Food Service Program
  • USDA Supply Chain Assistance