Branch ISD Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure life-long learning opportunities to students and citizens in our service area.  We will provide leadership in cooperation with other local, regional, and state educational service agencies, as well as the private sector, to facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of high quality programs and services.

Branch ISD operates Branch Area Careers Center, Special Education, Head Start, Early Head Start, Great Start School Readiness, Early On and the Family Success Program to three constituent school districts and one public school academy.

Branch ISD Vision: Nothing Less than Success... for ALL!

Branch ISD maintains working relationships/partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Barry and Calhoun ISDs

  • Kalamazoo and Wayne Regional Educational Service Agencies

  • Kellogg Community College, KCC-Grahl Center, and articulation agreements with colleges/universities

Branch ISD also works closely with regional health and human service agencies, county government, chambers of commerce and various business and industrial groups as well as cultural and arts groups to further enhance the educational opportunities in the area.

Branch-ISD Common 5 Year Calendar

The local districts in Branch ISD have a 3-Year waiver to the Michigan rule requiring a post Labor Day start to school. This waiver is currently set to expire after the 2025/26 school year.


First Day

Winter Break

Spring Break



12/22/23 - 01/05/24

03/25/24 - 03/29/24



12/20/24 - 01/03/25

03/24/25 - 03/28/25



12/19/25 - 01/02/26

03/23/26 - 03/27/26



12/21/26 - 01/01/27

03/22/27 - 03/26/27



12/20/27 - 12/31/27

03/27/28 - 03/31/28

*The remainder of the calendar including professional development days, records days and the end of the semester to be determined on an annual basis.

Superintendent, Kris Jenkins Photoshoot