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TAXPAYERS, LOWER YOUR TAXES AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!
 
TAX CREDIT: HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

What is an EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY?

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.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
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. 

HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAX CREDIT? UPDATE

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

COVID

Thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District!
 

Healthy Verify Certified logo

HealthyVerify Certified

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 Wednesday, August 18 - Face Coverings 

In an effort to promote safety and to minimize student absences due to quarantine protocols that are mandated by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Governing Board of Litchfield Elementary School District adopted protocols that require face coverings for adults and children in all Litchfield Elementary School District schools and facilities.

  • Face coverings are required inside of all LESD schools and facilities, effective 8-19-2021 - 9-28-2021. 

  • There is an opt-out option for students and staff. 

  • Face coverings on school buses are required based on a federal mandate; there is no option to opt out. 

  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health mandates quarantines in certain cases of exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Face coverings reduce the odds of your child having to quarantine. 

  • Vaccinated children over the age of 12 also have a reduced chance of having to quarantine.

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors - regardless of vaccination status.
     

Face coverings requiRed on school buses

Federal regulations require face coverings on public transportation, which includes school buses. While face coverings at our schools are currently optional, we are mandated by Federal regulation to require your child to wear a face covering while riding  the school bus.

free meals for all children

Thanks to full funding from the USDA, we are offering free breakfast and lunch to all students for this entire school year! Please encourage your child to enjoy our healthy and delicious meals daily. Your support of this program will help us attract federal funding for your child’s school.

thank you for supporting our excellence

Thank you to our students, staff, and community for following health and safety protocols that helped us keep classrooms open for students to learn in person. With your support, we got students back into classrooms as soon as it was safe to do so while offering extensive online and hybrid education options. We also  provided technology to those in need and continue to offer free meals for children through our national award-winning food service program.

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.

 

LESD COVID-19 DASHBOARD

 

Current Active COVID Cases 
“Current Active COVID Cases” reflect students and staff members participating in on-campus activities who have tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the isolation period and guidelines are met. Once the individual has completed the isolation period their case is no longer considered active and it is removed from the “Current Active COVID Cases” count. 

Current Active Quarantine Cases
“Current Active Quarantine Cases" reflect all students and staff members exposed to someone with COVID-19. This data is reliant on cases being reported to Litchfield Elementary School District.

Total COVID Cases (cumulative since 8-2-2021)
“Total COVID Cases” reflect all of the COVID positive staff and students that have been reported since 8-2-2021.

The communication regarding positive, or potentially positive, COVID-19 tests falls within the HIPAA guidelines and the privacy rights of students and staff must be protected. When a positive case is reported to any LESD school it is immediately reported to Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

After Maricopa County Department of Public Health has investigated and confirmed the positive case, the school will gather additional information, identify any potential close contacts, and prepare communication for staff and the community. Anyone who is identified as a "close contact" will be sent a notification that they may have been within six feet for 15 minutes or longer with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. If anyone is required to quarantine as a result of being in close contact, their notification will include a return date (a negative COVID-19 test will not allow an individual to return earlier than specified). 

Disclaimer: All COVID-19 data shared by the Litchfield Elementary School District is for informational purposes only. Information shared is based on what is shared with the district and can be verified with MCDPH. Data in the table below is current as of 4:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the posting date. Litchfield Elementary School District is not liable for lack of information we have not received or been able to verify.

Click here to view the LESD COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated: Friday, October 15, 2021
 

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