IRSD restoration programs resume pre-pandemic activities | Education

In March 2020, in Frankford Town Park, educators from the Indian River School District distribute meals to scores of passing students. Teams have spread out to visit multiple sites each day during COVID-19 related school closures. Meals were free under pandemic programs, but the district is resuming regular services with the start of the new school year, including paid meals for those not eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

With the expiration of USDA waivers on June 30, students in the Indian River School District will no longer receive free meals in school cafeterias. Beginning with the start of the 2022-23 school year in September, food service at all schools will resume pre-pandemic operations.

Students at all IRSD schools will be required to pay for breakfast and lunch unless they qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program. Meals can be paid for by cash or check, or by using the TITAN Family online portal at

Parents/guardians wishing to request free or reduced price meals for their children are encouraged to submit a Meal Benefit Form to the District Nutrition Services Department prior to the start of the school year. This form is available on the TITAN Family Portal, on the district website at or at the child’s school. For more information, contact the child’s school or the IRSD Department of Nutrition Services at (302) 436-1000. A household can apply for allowances at any time during the school year.

The 2022-2023 school year begins Tuesday, September 6 for students in kindergarten, grades 6 and 9, and Howard T. Ennis School (excluding preschool). The first day of school for students in grades 1-5, 7-8, and 10-12 will be Wednesday, September 7. Preschool programs, including Howard T. Ennis, will begin on Monday, September 12.