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Board of Education
2017-18 School Year

 The Kent ISD School Board is comprised of five members elected by representatives of Kent ISD's constituent districts. They are elected to serve six-year terms. Elections are held biennially on the first Monday in June in odd numbered years.        

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   Andrea Haidle Photo Andrea Haidle, President 

    3531 Reeds Point Court, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
    Term Expires: June 2023

    Kent ISD Board Member since 1999



David Drake, Trustee

David Drake, Vice-President

  37 Wadsworth, Wyoming MI  49548
  Appointed June 2016
  Term Expires: June 2019 

     Kent ISD Board Member since 2016


Claudia Bajema Photo     Claudia Bajema, Secretary

     940 Shawmut Court NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
    Term Expires: June 2023
    Kent ISD Board Member since 2005


Bill Joseph Photo

  Bill Joseph, Treasurer

  1768 Wilmont SE, Kentwood MI 49508
  Term Expires: June 2019 

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2002


  Matthew Rettig,Trustee

  1139 Nixon Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534
  Appointed November 2017
  Term Expires: June 2021    

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2017



Kent ISD will be the community's first choice for educational services so that every student in every classroom achieves every day.


Kent ISD serves our customers by providing value-added services through collaboration and leadership for learning.


Customer Satisfaction
Continuous Improvement
Community Partnerships

Kent ISD School Board 2017-18 Meeting Dates

Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

July 17, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
  (Organizational Meeting)
August 21, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
September 18, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 18, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
January 15, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 18, 2018 (4:00 p.m.)

All meetings are held at the
Kent ISD Educational Service Center
2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

Additional Meeting Postings:

July 17, 2017 Organizational Meeting

October 16, 2017 Board Work Session

November 28, 2017 Special Board Meeting

December 8, 2017 Special Board Meeting

March 19, 2018 Board Work Session

March 27, 2018 Special Board Meeting

April 16, 2018 Board Work Session


Please contact the Board of Education office at (616) 365-2217 or   for further information