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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-F 7:30 - 4:00

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

Welcome to Iola USD 257

The mission of USD 257 is to “inspire all students to succeed”. In USD 257 we believe that education will prepare individuals to contribute to family, vocation, and society. We believe that all students can learn and quality education should be made available to all. We believe students should be continually challenged at their ability level and that higher expectations yield measurably higher results. We believe that students should be treated with respect. We believe education is a process rather than a product.

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Online Enrollment is Open!

Please make sure if you are a returning student that you do not use the new student link. If you have questions please call your home school:

 Iola High/Crossroads:  620-365-4715

Iola Middle (5th-8th):  620-365-4785

Lincoln Elementary (3rd-4th):  620-365-4820

Jefferson Elementary (1st-2nd):  620-365-4840

McKinley Elementary (PK-K):  620-365-4860

District Office:  620-365-4700

If you are a returning student click here to log into the PowerSchool parent portal and click “Returning Student Registration” on the left side of the page.

If you are a new student click here to enroll.


Pre-K and K enrollment will be held August 2nd & 3rd at McKinley Elementary. If you have questions regarding Pre-K or K enrollment please call 365-4860 on or after July 30th.



Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Shuttle Bus form

K-4 Supply List

5-8 Supply List


Bowlus Memorandum Decision

To view the decision on the Bowlus Memorandum:

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BOE Response to Bowlus Memorandum

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