Food and Nutrition

Like the classic movie, that’s where our School Meals program is headed this year, back to pre-pandemic days. So we’ll again be asking families that may qualify for free meals to please apply, while other students will resume paying for meals. (meal prices & payment info here)

We also know that the challenges of our pandemic-era operations – food shortages, supply chain issues, rising costs, labor shortages (we are hiring, too) – are not going away.  Your family faces those challenges, too, so you know what we’re saying. And like your family, we’re going to face those challenges head on. 

We were absolutely thrilled so many of our students were eating with us during the pandemic and we want you to come back for more! (monthly menus) While menu changes are possible during this time, all students will continue to be offered meals that meet menu requirements, nutrition standards, and student acceptability. We do what we have to do for our kids and that won’t change one bit moving forward.

We’re glad that, in the year ahead (the future!), we will again be able to focus primarily on what has always been our core mission: providing the good nutrition your kids need to learn well in class. That’s what we love doing. Please calling 785-594-2721 or by email at with your questions, thoughts, suggestions or compliments.

Come Work with Us!

We are hiring for the 2022-2023 School Year. 

  • Work only on school days
  • Enjoy breaks with the kids
  • Arrive home before the kids
  • Competitive pay starting at $11.42/hr
  • Free meal each shift

Nichole Burnett
Director of Food & Nutrition
Ext 120
Responsible for Menus, Catering, Free & Reduced Benefit Administration, & Supervision of Food Service Personnel

Charlee Juett
Elementary Supervisor – Elementary Primary & Intermediate Center
Ext 120
Responsible for purchasing, service, student accounts, & supervisions of personnel at individual  schools

Anita Curry
High School Manager
Ext 214
Responsible for purchasing, service, student accounts, & supervisions of personnel

AnaLaura Strait
Junior High Manager
Ext 314
Responsible for purchasing, service, student accounts, & supervision of personnel 



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.