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Board of Education
2019-2020 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 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


Bill Joseph Photo

  Bill Joseph, Trustee

  1768 Wilmont SE, Kentwood MI 49508
  Term Expires: June 2025 

    Kent ISD Board Member since 2002



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 2019-2020 Meeting Dates

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

July 15, 2019 (4:00 pm)
  (Org. Meeting)
August 19, 2019 (4:00 pm)
September 16, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019 (4:00 pm)
January 20, 2020
February 17, 2020
March 16, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 15, 2020 (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 15, 2019 Organizational Meeting

September 20, 2019 Special Meeting

September 24, 2019 Public Hearing

October 1, 2019 Special Meeting

October 30, 2019 Special Meeting

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