Kent Intermediate Superintendent Association (KISA)

Kent ISD provides services to twenty local public districts and to all non-public schools within its boundaries. Directly or indirectly, we serve almost 300 schools, more than 120,000 students and 7,000 educators. One of 56 ISD's in Michigan, Kent ISD provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of the educators, families and communities we serve.

KISA is a committee comprised of Superintendents from the twenty constituent public districts, as well as the Superintendents from the Christian and Catholic School systems in Kent County. The group meets monthly to address the following areas:

• Student Achievement
Secondary Principals, Elementary Principals, KSBO, Special Education, KLC,      
        KHR, KTAC

• Engagement
     - Grassroots/Legislative, School News Network, WMTT Regional Advocacy

• Inclusion
Global Competencies, Collaboration

                                               2017-18 Goals

*  Every Child Prepared for Kindergarten

*  Every student reading at grade level in 3rd grade

*  Every student performing at grade level in math at 8th grade

*  Every student college and career ready

The KISA is led by Kent ISD Superintendent, Ron Caniff. Meetings of the whole KISA are held at the Kent Intermediate School District usually on the second Friday of each month. The KISA members also meet regionally to discuss educational issues unique to their districts.



9:00 a.m. – Kent ISD Coldwater Room

Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018

Earn 25 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) by  attending 6 of the 7 KISA meetings! (Partial Credit cannot be earned).

2017-18 SCECH Committee Application 


October 12-13, 2017 – KISA Retreat in Big Rapids 
October Retreat SCECH Application

January 19, 2018 – KISA Retreat in Grand Rapids
April 26-27, 2018 – KISA Retreat at Gun Lake

Printable Meeting schedule available here
KISA Holiday Party - December 9, 2017



9:00 a.m. - Kent ISD Bostwick room

Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Canceled)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018