• Nutrition and Wellness (Food Service) employs 105 people, serves an average of 6,000 lunches and 1,200 breakfast meals per day, and manages a $6 million budget. Federal and state regulations, as well as local guidelines, govern Food Service programs. The staff who oversee and operate our school kitchens enable us to provide students with a fresh, high-quality product.

    Food Service operates within guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Child Nutrition Program administered by the State of Kansas Department of Education.

  • Paula Murrish

    Paula Murrish
    Executive Director
    District Services

    Julie Henry

    Julie Henry
    Nutrition & Wellness

    Denise Johnson

    Denise Johnson
    Assistant Director
    Health & Wellness

    Sharon Leggott
    District Services

    Brian Jones

    Lawrence Public
    USD 497
    110 McDonald Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Phone: 785/832-5000
    Fax: 785/330-4808