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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


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We are pleased to announce that Litchfield Elementary School District
successfully completed an intensive HealthyVerify certification process.
We were among the first school districts in the state to achieve this status
that represents a rigorous third-party examination of our health and safety protocols.


Updated June 28, 2022

Face coverings 

  • Face coverings are optional for all students and adults.

Quarantine/Isolation protocols 

The quarantine requirement for symptom-free students who came in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discontinued.

  • We will notify families when a student has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. (Families may choose to quarantine their child or send their child to school.)

  • Should you choose to quarantine your child after notification of contact, please report your child’s absence to their school. 

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 are required to follow the 5-day isolation protocol.

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will isolate at home for at least 5 full days from the start of symptoms (or date tested, if they are symptom-free) if they do not have a fever and others symptoms are improving.

thank you for supporting our excellence

Thank you to our students, staff, and community for following health and safety protocols that have helped us keep classrooms open for students to learn in-person. We appreciate your support that fueled our recent honor by the West Valley View as its 2021 Best School District, Best Place to Work, and Best Preschool.


Click here to view the LESD COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2022


MCPH Contact info

If you have questions about an exposure notification you received from your child's school and need further clarification of the guidelines Litchfield Elementary School District is following for COVID-19, please see Maricopa County Public Health's FAQ's