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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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Extended Day and Camp Updates (July 27, 2020)

UPDATE: Summer Camp: 

Due to new limitations imposed on tuition-based programs, 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 form they will take.


The health and safety of each child is of the utmost importance in our preparations for camp. Click HERE to read some of the many protective measures being implemented this year.
To register for camp, select "Extended Day and Camp Registration" in the menu to the left.  
Extended Day: Before- and after-school Exteded Day services will begin when in-person school resumes.  Registration is open for all extended day sites through the parent portal.  You will not be billed for tuition until we have a definite start date for Extended Day, and tuition will be prorated by the number of days left in the month.  If you are new to the Extended Day program, you will need to set up an account first.

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Our mission is to provide a safe, welcoming and fun place for children before and after school. We partner with families to nurture each child's social, physical, emotional and intellectual development through active and engaging play opportunities. Our trained staff help build confidence and social skills by engaging each child in respectful communication and modeling teamwork, empathy, decision-making and by acknowledging the innate value of each individual.

  • AM/PM Program – Attending Extended Day before school and after school
  • AM Program – Attending Extended Day before school ONLY
  • PM Program – Attending Extended Day after school ONLY
  • AM/PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day BEFORE & AFTER school only Eight (8) days in a month (you select the days you want to attend)  
  • PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day AFTER school a maximum of Eight (8) days in the month (you select the days you want to attend)
  • Camp-Only Program – Attending Extended Day during Early Release Days, In-Service Days and Fall/Spring Camp weeks ONLY - not attending Extended Day any other time.
  • All Extended Day programs are open 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM


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