April 19, 2021 Special School Board Meeting  & Regular School Board Meeting Public Live Stream Link 

The School Board's contact information is listed below. If you want to provide input or ask questions about business at this months meeting , please use the Public Comment Form . 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


Sylvia James Photo  Sylvia James, Trustee

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

    Kent ISD Board Member appointed February, 2020


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 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 Board Work Session
(DEI Policy training)

November 5, 2020 Special Board Meeting

November 18, 2020 Board Work Session - CANCELED

December 2, 2020 Board Work Session

December 15, 2020 Board Work Session

January 18, 2021 Special Board Meeting 

April 1, 2021 Special Board Meeting
April 19, 2021 Board Work Session

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