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Board of Education
2018-19 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, Trustee

David Drake, Vice-President

  37 Wadsworth, Wyoming MI  49548
  Appointed June 2016
  Term Expires: June 2019 

     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


Bill Joseph Photo

  Bill Joseph, Treasurer

  1768 Wilmont SE, Kentwood MI 49508
  Term Expires: June 2019 

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2002


  Matthew Rettig,Trustee

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

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2017



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 2018-19 Meeting Dates

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

July 16, 2018 (4:00 p.m.)
  (Organizational Meeting)
August 20, 2018 (4:00 p.m.)
September 17, 2018
October 15, 2018
November 19, 2018
December 17, 2018 (4:00 p.m.)
January 21, 2019
February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
April 15, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 17, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)

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

Additional Meeting Postings:

July 16, 2018 Organizational Meeting

December 17, 2018 Special Board Meeting

March 18, 2019 Board Work Session

March 25, 2019 Special Board Meeting

April 15, 2019 Board Work Session

May 20, 2019 Budget Hearing

June 3, 2019 Biennial Election Meeting


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