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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



Updated October 14 

Thank you to our dedicated Governing Board for approving Superintendent Gunning's recommendation to use a phased approach to resume In-Person Learning (5 days per week in classrooms). Students who chose the In-Person Learning model will resume learning 5 days per week in classrooms in accordance to the following schedule.

Monday, October 26, 2020       Preschool - Grade 5 
Monday, November 2, 2020     Grades 6 - 8

Students who chose the Hybrid Learning model or Digital Learning Academy will remain in their chosen programs. Please contact your child’s principal if you would like to discuss transitioning your child to another learning model.Hybrid Learning will be available as long as there is enough interest to maintain proper staffing.

In-Person Learning (5 days per week in classrooms) is widely recognized as academically and socially-emotionally best for most students. We are delighted to offer three quality learning models to our families so that they may choose the model that best suits them.

Our plans for educational excellence are bolstered by our intensive mitigation plan and upgraded safety supports. This includes promoting healthy habits, requiring face coverings, incorporating hand washing breaks and disinfecting high touch surface areas throughout the school day, disinfecting entire campuses every school night, and staffing to support added custodial demands. We are also in the rigorous process of Healthy Verify certification to ensure the safe and effective implementation of our intensive mitigation plan.

Thank you to our teachers and staff for their flexibility and dedication in getting us to this point, and to our families for entrusting us with the care of their children. On behalf of our Governing Board and award-winning staff, I sincerely thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District.


COVID-19 Acknowledgment Forms

Please complete the COVID-19 Acknowledgment Form and return it to your child’s school office as soon as possible. This form is available as a fillable PDF so that you can sign it electronically for added convenience. 


Student devices

Donations of new or gently used tablets, laptops, desktop computers, and Chromebooks are welcome. We also welcome monitors, headphones, and HDMI cables. Small deliveries can be made directly to school offices. Please contact your child's school or Director of Community Relations Shelly Hornback at for support. Thank you!