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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

Extended Day

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Extended Day Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year and Summer Camp is open.    

Need help paying monthly tuition? QUALIFYING FAMILIES MAY NOW USE D.E.S. CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES FOR TUITION PAYMENT. To check if you meet the income requirements, visit the DES Eligibility chart. 
  • 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 up to 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).  Additional days may be purchased at the daily rate.
  • All Extended Day programs except summer camp are open 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Summer Camp is open 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
Extended Day is offered at these elementary schools:
Belen Soto
Corte Sierra 
Dreaming Summit Elementary
Litchfield Elementary
Mabel Padgett
Palm Valley
Rancho Santa Fe
Verrado Elementary
Verrado Heritage

Students at Barbara B. Robey Elementary may attend Extended Day at Dreaming Summit Elementary, and students at Scott Libby Elementary may attend at Belen Soto Elementary (transportation is provided)

Students at any LESD Middle School may attend at their participating elementary school (transportation is provided)

Frequently Asked Registration Questions

Q: Do I need to come to the Community Education Department office in order to register?  A:  No.  Registration should be completed online through the Eleyo parent portal.  You can fax/scan/email updated immunization records or bring them to the office.  After hours, you can also use the drop slot in our office door.

Q:  Why do I need to re-register even though my child is already in the program?  A: ADHS/BCCL licensing regulations require re-registration every year to ensure that all critical information is up to date, to provide adequate staffing per ratio requirements, and to make sure rosters are accurate.   

Q: Why is there a waitlist?  A: ADHS/BCCL regulations require that childcare programs meet minimum staff-to-student ratios.  We admit students in the order that they are registered until we have reached our ratio limits.  Whether or not there are waitlists depends on the number of students registered and the number of available staff, so the best way to assure that your child is not on a waitlist is to register as early as possible.   

Q: Why is a month with fewer days the same tuition rate as a month with more days?  A: Tuition is based on an average of 18 school days per month (180 days of school over 10 months).  This rate structure was put in place in response to consistent feedback from families who wanted to be able to budget the same amount each month for tuition.  You are not charged less on "short" months, but you are also not charged more on "long" months.  

extended day mission statement

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.