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Policies & Procedures

Board Policy Manual

The current Board Policy Manual can be found here: School District 189 Board Policy

Abuse and Neglect

The district has adopted policies and procedures concerning sexual abuse investigations at schools that are consistent with 105 ILCS 5/22-85.  East St. Louis School District 189 will work with the St. Clair County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Department of Children and Family Services and/or a local or state law enforcement agency to support the investigation of these crimes against children. 

For more information about the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center, please see the following:
St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center 300
West Main St. #3 Belleville, IL 62220  

To report suspected abuse or neglect, please contact:
Department of Children and Family Services

To report a crime against youth, adults or the community, dial 911 for emergencies or call   East St. Louis Police Crimestoppers Hotline 

Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse

Illinois Laws Concerning Sexual Abuse

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.

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