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The public school systems have their own elected boards, levy their own taxes, and spend more than at least the county government.

ESPLOST election

Continuing a 1 percent local sales tax for local education.



Qualifying for 2011 Municipal Elections

Public School Systems

Sunshine Review

Sunshine evaluation of local schools.


Private School Systems

While private, these schools sometimes affect local government expenditures, for example in the upcoming widening of old US 41 N for a turn lane for Valwood.

Colleges and Universities

  • Valdosta Technical College
    "a college of applied science"
  • Georgia Military College
    Local campus of a statewide college. "a liberal arts junior college"
  • Webster University
    Webster has a campus at Moody AFB. "Degree candidates include active duty and retired military personnel, their spouses, and DOD civilians, federal contractors as well as the general public."
  • Park University
    Park has a campus at Moody AFB. "We serve not only the military members and their dependents who are assigned to our Military Base, but also welcome all civilians in the local communities."
  • Valdosta State University
    VSU is a branch of the state university system, but frequently cooperates with the local governments in economic moves.