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A Tax Credit, which is the dollar-for dollar reduction of your tax liability, is better than a tax deduction, which only reduces your taxable income before taxes are computed.

Instead of sending all your state taxes to the State of Arizona, you can make a contribution to a public school. A.R.S. §43-1089.01 allows taxpayers a TAX CREDIT  up to $200.00 for “Single” or “Head of Household” tax filers and up to $400.00 for “Married Couple Filing a Joint Return” when contributing to EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in public schools. This gives you the opportunity to help your local school. The tax credit is available to all taxpayers, regardless of whether they have children in school. It would be advisable to consult your tax advisor regarding your specific tax status.


Extracurricular activity means any optional, non-credit educational or competitive school sponsored activity that supplements the education program of the school. Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, field trips, outdoor education or character education programs can be funded with tax credit money. Extracurricular activities do not include any events that are recreational, amusement or tourist activities.

You may select which school and which program you would like to support. The amount of the tax credit you take does not have to be for the total allowance. You can make a difference in our schools with just $50.00, $75.00, or $100.00. In addition, the credit may be split between one or more schools and/or one or more programs. 


Complete the attached form and return to the school of your choice by April 15, 2020 or mail to the District Office prior to April 15, 2020 in order to take it off your State of Arizona taxes at the time you file for 2019. Arizona Tax Credit Donation Form
Create an online payment by going to this link  

It is easy! The District will provide you with a receipt verifying that you have contributed to an eligible extracurricular activity.

For more information contact Wendy Taylor at the District Office, 623-535-6000.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction

Kindergarten Information

Starting Kindergarten is a very exciting time for students and for their parents! We have gathered information from several sites on the webpage to provide easy access for resources that will help you as your child begins kindergarten.
Please click on each link for more information.

Getting to Know Your Kindergartner Sign-Up:  Coming Spring 2023! The Litchfield Elementary School District will ask you to sign-up and bring your child up to a Getting To Know Your Kindergartner summer session at the end of July or beginning of August depending on the school campus. During this session, your child will meet one-on-one with a kindergarten teacher at your child's school campus. The teacher will take some time to get to know your child and gather some academic and social/emotional information. This information will be used to help the school appropriately place your child with the teacher that will best meet their needs. When available, please click on the Getting to Know Your Kindergartner Sign-Up link to schedule an appointment for your incoming kindergartner. *If you have submitted an Open Enrollment application, please wait until you have received notice of acceptance before signing up for an appointment.*

Kinder Parent Checklist
Tips to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten. There are several ways you can help your little one prepare for a successful kindergarten experience.

Registration Information
Information on registration for the current school year.
Students must be age 5 by August 31st of the school year they will be attending.

Early Kindergarten Enrollment Information
Information about Early Enrollment for children who turn 5 between September 1 and December 31 of the school year that they want to attend.

The application will be made available in the spring before the school year begins.  Normally, they are posted on the website April 1st. 

Early Kindergarten Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Extended Day Program
Before and After School Programs are offered. This is a fee-based program.

Open Enrollment
If you want your child to attend a school other than the one that is within your attendance area, you will need to apply for Open Enrollment. All Open Enrollment is done online. Open Enrollment applications for new students are accepted in January for the next school year. More Open Enrollment Information.

School Boundary Maps
Current Boundaries for the schools in our district

School Year Calendar
This calendar shows dates of attendance, parent-teacher conferences, early release days, etc.

Traditional Academy
A faster paced and more rigorous curriculum. Application required.

Tax Credit Information
You can contribute to extracurricular activities with a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax liability.

Volunteer Information
Volunteering is a great way to be involved in your child's education and provide much needed assistance to your child's school.

Peachjar eFlyers peach jar icon
This is where we post information on after school programs and sports leagues.

Voter Registration
Register easily online from this site.