NOTE: Per EO 2020-154 Board Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

The  August 8, 2020 special meeting and the August 17, 2020 Kent ISD school board meeting  will be held virtually.

Per Executive Order 2020-154 School Board meetings are currently being held virtually.

  • Members of the public are invited to call in and will use the audio-only feature of Zoom
  • please dial 312-626-6799 to join the August 8, 2020 special meeting (meeting ID:  827 2897 7003#)
  • A livestream on the August 17 regular board meeting can be viewed here:
    https://eduvision.tv/l?ORRODy
  • Please follow this link to locate the phone number to join the August 17, 2020 zoom board meeting.
  • For security reasons, those requesting to make a public statement will pre-register so we have which phone number they are calling in on.

     

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Board of Education - 2020-2021 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.        

Access the Michigan Association of School Boards   
Link:  Understanding Your School Board                           

 

   Andrea Haidle Photo Andrea Haidle, President 

    3531 Reeds Point Court, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
    Term Expires: June 2023
    athaidle@comcast.net

    Kent ISD Board Member since 1999
 

David Drake, TrusteeDavid Drake, Vice-President

  37 Wadsworth, Wyoming MI  49548
  Appointed June 2016
  Term Expires: June 2025
  pastordave@windschurch.net 
       Kent ISD Board Member since 2016

 

Claudia Bajema Photo     Claudia Bajema, Secretary

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

 

  Matthew Rettig,Treasurer

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

  retmatt59@comcast.net    
    Kent ISD Board Member since 2017

 

Sylvia James Photo  Sylvia James, Trustee

  5948 Castle Brook Ave SE, Kentwood MI 49508
  Term Expires: June 2025 (Up for Election June 2021)
 sjames@pridgeonandclay.com 

    Kent ISD Board Member appointed February, 2020

VISION

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

MISSION

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

OUR VALUES

Customer Satisfaction
Continuous Improvement
Accountability
Community Partnerships
Collaboration

Kent ISD School Board 2020-2021 Meeting Dates

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

July 20, 2020 (4:00 pm)
  (Org. Meeting)
August 17, 2020 (6:00 pm)
September 21, 2020
October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020
December 21, 2020 (4:00 pm)
January 18, 2021
February 15, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 19, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 21, 2021 (4:00 pm)

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

Additional Meeting Postings:

July 13, 2020 Special Board Meeting

July 20, 2020 Organizational/Regular Meeting

August 8, 2020 Special Board Meeting

September 22, 2020 Special Board Meeting
(DEI Policy training)

Please contact the Board of Education office at (616) 365-2217 or cindyconners@kentisd.org   for further information