School District of Indian River County

Indian River County School Board Unanimously Votes to Remove Books with Graphic Obscene Content – August 2023

Editor’s Note: This article may be updated with additional information as it becomes available The Indian River County School Board Voted 5-0 on August 28th, 2023 at their monthly General Business Meeting to remove 30 books that contained obscene pornographic content. Removal of pornographic materials is pending a double check to ensure the books have […]

Moms for Liberty – Indian River, Florida Demands Resignation of Kevin Browning due to Racist Remarks

Indian River County, FL – Moms for Liberty – Indian River FL, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending parental rights, has submitted a certified letter to the Indian River County NAACP demanding the resignation of Kevin Browning from the Joint Equity Workgroup. Browning, a member of the workgroup, made false accusations of KKK affiliations against […]

Student with Firearm Arrested at Vero Beach High School

18 year old Ha Lecia Mckenzie was arrested on March 10th, 2023 for bringing a loaded firearm to Vero Beach High School. Mckenzie was a 12th grade student at Vero Beach High School. After the arrest, Mckenzie will no longer be attending Vero Beach High School. The arrest came after the School District of Indian […]


We did it! Finally!!! Fl Statute 1006.28 identifies the role of a school board member pertaining to instructional materials. In part it states, the school board’s constitutional responsibility is to select and provide adequate instructional materials for ALL students. We are also responsible for establishing a process for objections to state and non-state adopted materials […]

Dr. Gene Posca Vows to Follow Constitution and Donate His School Board Salary

Indian River County School Board Member Dr. Gene Posca MD (Vero Beach – District 1) said during the November 22nd, 2022 Indian River County School Board Meeting that he is “greatly looking forward” and is “honored” to serve the community of Indian River County, Florida as a School Board Member. Posca said he is serving […]

Indian River School Board Members Sworn In, Appointments Made 2022

On November 22nd, 2022, Dr. Gene Posca MD (Vero Beach – District 1), Jackie Rosario (Vero Beach – District 2) and Teri Barenborg (Vero Beach – District 4) were sworn in as School Board Members for the Indian River County School Board. Their terms will go from 2022-2026. The Oath of Office was Administered by […]

Union President Told Teachers Not to Open Classroom Libraries. Evidence Suggests Coordinated Media Stunt with TC Palm.

In an August 4th email obtained by Indian River News, from Indian River County Education Association (IRCEA) President, Jennifer Freeland, to the union membership, Freeland directed teachers, “IRCEA is recommending that teachers NOT fill out or submit any forms regarding classroom libraries. We also recommend that teachers do NOT allow students access to classroom libraries […]

IRC School District Drops the Ball on 2022 9/11 Anniversary and Constitution Day

At the September 26th, 2022 School Board Meeting, School Board Member Jackie Rosario brought up creating policy to carry out the intentions of a proclamation, such as the one passed in 2021 honoring Patriot Day. Ms. Rosario told Indian River News it took her three years to get the IRC School Board to pass the […]

My Takeaways from Superintendent’s Workshop 12 p.m. 9/12/2022

Editor’s Note: Indian River News is not responsible for the contents of this article. The article was originally published on We the People Indian River County’s website. The author has agreed to assume all responsibility for its’ contents. Confrontation at the superintendent’s meeting! Barenborg started to disrupt Rosario, but she wasn’t having it. Ends after […]

Indian River School Board Approves Policy to Challenge ‘Instructional, Library or Reading’ Materials

The Indian River County School Board voted on August 29th, 2022 to approve Policy 2522 Challenges to Adoption or use of Instructional, Library or Reading List Materials. It was apart of agenda item 13C ‘Public Hearing and Adoption of School Board Policies from 7/25/2022.’ The vote was 5 – 0, with all board members voting […]