The School Board's contact information is listed below.  If you have any questions or if you would like information on how persons with disabilities may participate in this meeting please contact Mandy Lovell at 616.365.2217.

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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.        

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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, TrusteeDavid Drake, Vice-President

  37 Wadsworth, Wyoming MI  49548
  Appointed June 2016
  Term Expires: June 2025  
       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


  Matthew Rettig, Treasurer

  1139 Nixon Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534
  Appointed November 2017
  Term Expires: June 2021    
    Kent ISD Board Member since 2017


Laura Featherston  Laura Featherson

  5695 Dorado Court NE , Rockford, MI 49321
  Term Expires: June 2025

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2021


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 2021-2022 Meeting Dates 

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

July 19, 2021 
August 16, 2021 (4:00 pm)
September 20, 2021
October 18, 2021
November, 15, 2021 
December 20, 2021 (4:00pm)
January 17, 2022 
February 21, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 18, 2022
May 16, 2022 
June 20, 2022

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

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