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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

Community Education: Extended Day and Preschool

LESD Community Ed Owls

WELCOME TO THE

COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Our mission is to provide safe, fun and enriching Preschool and Before and After-School Programs for children.

updates

GOOD NEWS!  BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2021, WE WILL NOW BE ACCEPTING D.E.S. CHILDCARE REIMBURSEMENTS.
 
 
Do you know anyone looking for a rewarding part-time job or volunteer experience with convenient hours?  We are hiring Extended Day group leaders who are at least 18 years old and are available Monday-Friday for one of the following shifts: 
1. 2:00PM to 6:00PM
2. 12:30PM to 6:00PM
3. Split shift: 6:00AM to 7:30AM then 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Apply at: https://www.lesd79.org/employment
 
Updates on Extended Day and Camp programs can be found on our Extended Day page.

Preschool updates and information are located on our Preschool page.

THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:

EXTENDED DAY

A wide variety of affordable before and after school childcare programs are offered to meet your family's needs. 

PRESCHOOL

We also offer robust half-day and full-day Preschool Programs that are ADHS licensed, with Certified / Credentialed Teachers.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS ON THE RIGHT TO EXPLORE THESE TWO PROGRAMS.

Director of Community Education and Wellness
Dr. Ron Sterr
623-535-6042

Community Education Administrative Assistant
Kristina Blockwitz
623-535-6042

Accounts Receivable (Payments)
Angela Kidder
623-535-6052

Accounts Receivable (Payments)
Sandra Williamson
623-535-6046

Preschool Program Specialist (Registration and Enrollment)
Norma Chisolm
623-535-6068