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 U.S.D. #257 Cafeteria

203 North Cottonwood

Iola, Kansas  66749



OPAA Food Service Director (620) 365-4760

The Food Service Director is employed by OPAA. The Director is responsible for meal preparation and supervision of kitchen staff. 

Staci Talkington, USD 257, Food Service Coordinator (620) 365-4711

The Food Service Coordinator is the District's liaison with OPAA and responsible for managing "Free and Reduced" meals.




USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

   (1)   mail
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

   (2)   fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

   (3)   email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Contact Information

Iola USD 257 Central Office
305 N. Washington Street
Iola, Kansas 66749

Normal Office Hours
M-F 7:30 - 4:00

Summer Office Hours
M-Th 7:30 - 4:00

Phone: (620) 365-4700
Fax: (620) 365-4708