SUPERINTENDENT-KENT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Board of Education of the Kent Intermediate School District (Kent ISD) welcomes applications from qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Superintendent Ron Caniff officially retires effective December 31, 2020 after five exemplary years of service to the organization. Interim Superintendent Ron Koehler will guide the district through the end of June 2021, when the Board of Education expects the next superintendent to assume duties.
This is certainly one of the premier opportunities in the Midwest if not the entire country. The greater Kent County area is a wonderful place to live featuring parks, theater and entertainment, culture and attractive neighborhoods. Furthermore, the new superintendent will serve in an area with a vibrant economy, exceptional schools, supportive partners and a veteran Board of Education who strives toward the organizational vision:
“Kent ISD will be the community’s first choice for educational
services so that every student in every classroom achieves every day.”
BUDGETS (20-21 Projected)
General Fund $47,248,961 General Fund Balance $3,214,347 Special Education $184,391,010 Special Education Fund Balance $7,365,228 Community Service Fund $22,538,961 Community Service Fund Balance $NA Career/Technical Education $28,534,637 Career/Technical Education Fund Balance $8,986,470 Cooperative Education Fund $5,398,409 Cooperative Education Fund Balance $2,352,616 STAFFING
Superintendent’s Office – 14 CTE Department – 19
Early Childhood Department – 261 Finance Department –13
Human Resources Department –7 Instruction Department – 174
SALARY AND COMPENSATION
Special Education Department –446 Technology Department –40 Transportation Department-37 Facilities and Maintenance-39 Total – 1,062
The Board of Education is offering a highly competitive, multi-year compensation and benefit package with a salary range of $195,000- $220,000.
Interested candidates should complete and submit an online application here,
Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies accepted. If requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process. Candidate names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled.
Candidates are asked to refrain from reaching out directly to board members. All questions regarding the search should be directed to Mark R. Dobias, Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards, at 269.532.0543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.