The League supports Florida’s constitutional requirement to make adequate provision for the education of all children that is ‘uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality’.

Our local Education Working Group grew out of a study of St. Petersburg’s five struggling elementary schools.  In 2017, we broadened our scope of interest to include statewide issues which impact our local schools:

  • Capital and operational funding
  • Testing and assessment
  • Charter schools and tax-credit scholarships
  • Achievement gap in Pinellas County schools

Contact local League Operations Director, Julia Sharp to get involved. 

Join us in our study of and research on these issues.  Later in the year, we’ll use our findings to mount an educational campaign to increase awareness among citizens and engage in advocacy work aligned with LWVFL legislative priorities during the legislative session.  

Go to the League’s Action Guide on this issue.

To learn more about statewide education issues and recent actions, visit the LWVFL Education blog at