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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

2020 Summer Camp

UPDATES (July 27, 2020)

Summer Camp Update: Due to limitations imposed by the most recent executive order, we will continue to host our two Summer Camps at Belen Soto Elementary and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary through August 14th, but have cancelled the planned Extended Day Care Distance Learner Support programs at Palm Valley Elementary, Mabel Padgett Elementary,  and Verrado Elementary.
Beginning August 17th, some form of child care will be available, but we are currently seeking clarification on what that will be.  
To register for Summer Camp, click HERE.  


(Updated July 23) Our goal is to ensure a safe and fun summer camp! In response to recent public health concerns and guidance from the CDC and ADHS, the following changes will be implemented at this year’s summer camp:

-  Group sizes will be limited to 13 children per camp Group Leader (Normal maximum ratio under ADHS regulations is 20 to 1)

- Children will only interact with those in their own group; there will be no activities which combine groups or members of different groups.

-  A nurse will be on campus throughout the day.  A health screening will be conducted with every person entering camp - including staff and children.  Those with symptoms or significant risk factors will not be allowed on campus.  In addition to the initial health screening, all children and adults at camp will have their temperature taken again twice each day. 

-  All staff members will be provided with masks and gloves, and hand washing and sanitizing routines will be increased.  All campers and staff will be required to wash/sanitize their hands at every transition. Children will also be required to wear masks except during designated times when safe physical distancing can be maintained.  

-  Drop-off and pick-up procedures will be altered to minimize in-person contact. 

-  All off-campus field trips have been cancelled, while on-campus games and activities have been expanded with the goals of making sure that everyone who comes in contact with your child has been screened and to avoid uncontrollable health hazards in public spaces. 

-  Social distancing and proper hygiene will be emphasized throughout each day.

-  Children sent home with a fever must now be fever-free for 72 hours before returning to camp.