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Board of Education
2016-17 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


FredThorne Photo
  Fred Thorne, Vice-President

    115 W. Gardner Street, Sparta, MI  49345-1212
    Term Expires: 2021
     Kent ISD Board Member since 1997


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


David Drake, Trustee  David Drake,Trustee

  37 Wadsworth, Wyoming MI  49548
  Appointed June 2016
  Can run in June 2017 election
  to fill Term through June 2019    

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2016



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 2016-17 Meeting Dates

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

July 18, 2016 (4:00 p.m.)
  (Organizational Meeting)
August 15, 2016 (4:00 p.m.)
September 19, 2016
October 17, 2016
November 21, 2016
December 19, 2016 (4:00 p.m.)
January 16, 2017
February 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017
June 19, 2017 (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



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