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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



Student devices

Thank you to our Technology Department and principals for working hard to distribute more than 2,000 laptops to students in need. This opportunity is for students in need, not every registered student. Students with the greatest need are prioritized in the distribution process. Please contact your child’s principal to be added to the waitlist

Distance learning has begun

School started Wednesday, August 5. All students are in a Distance Learning format. We welcome new students! Please visit our Student Registration webpage to register your child in our "A" rated district.


Updated august 13, 2020


Thank you for your outstanding flexibility as our teachers and students establish their routines for Distance Learning. We are overwhelmed by the support and grace you have offered us in this crisis. 


The health and safety of our staff and students remain at the forefront of all conversations. Our definite start date for In-Person Learning is not yet determined. 


Our decision about when to resume In-Person Learning is guided by the three measurements (cases, percent positivity, and COVID-like illnesses) that are now being reported by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) on Thursdays. 


Using a “stop light” description, we are striving for “green lights” based on a 14-day average of testing positivity below 5% and daily cases less than 10 per 100,000 population. Click here to see Maricopa County’s most recent progress report. 


As you work to keep your family healthy, we encourage you to click here to order free masks.


Please enjoy healthy and convenient meals at all of our schools and dozens of bus stops from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You may purchase multiple meals at that time to help with meals at home on the following day.


Thank you to our generous community for offering so much assistance at this time. We are grateful for your support and generosity at every turn. The HOT Community Foundation donated 1,300 masks to our employees, Summit Community Church energized teachers with bountiful snack baskets at many of our schools, and Angela and Kurt Watkins of Buckeye donated 20 new Chromebooks for students in need. Schools cannot do it alone, and these are shining examples of our community contributing to our educational excellence. 


We are humbled by your support. Thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District!