KISA - Who We Are

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 ISD. The group meets monthly to address the following areas:

Student Achievement

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


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


  • Global Competencies, Collaboration

2019-2020 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

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



9:00 a.m. – Kent ISD Coldwater Room

Friday, August 9, 2019
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Friday, Novembe 8, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
Friday, February 14, 2020 
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020

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

2019-2020 SCECH Committee Application 


October 10-11, 2019 – KISA Retreat in Big Rapids 
7 SCECH Credits available

January 17, 2020 – KISA Retreat in Grand Rapids
5 SCECH Credits Available
April 23-24, 2020 – KISA Retreat at Bay Pointe Inn
7 SCECH Credits available

Printable Meeting schedule available here
KISA Holiday Party - December 7, 2019



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

Thursday, August 1, 2019 (CANCELED)
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020