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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

Extended Day and Camp Registration

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opened on March 20, 2023.  

NEED HELP PAYING FOR TUITION EACH MONTH? QUALIFYING FAMILIES MAY NOW USE DES CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES FOR FULL OR PARTIAL TUITION PAYMENT!  To check if you meet the income requirements, visit the DES Eligibility Chart.

Do you work for a public school district or charter school?  There is a scholarship program that can help cover preschool or Extended Day tuition!

we no longer charge online payment processing/transaction fees.  

REGISTRATION FOR  EXTENDED DAY

Extended Day registration for 2023-2024 is open in Eleyo! See the links below to register.  

All participants must be re-registered each year.

To register for a Camp or Extended Day:

- If you already have an Eleyo account, login to the parent portal to register.

- If you are new to the LESD Extended Day program, please click here to create an account.

Extended Day Rates

See the Parent Handbook for current rates and other information.

Contact the Community Education office for information on LESD staff discounts.  

Note: (preschool only): Fall and Spring Break camps are not included as part of preschool tuition. 

Extended Day Programs

  • 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 a maximum of eight (8) days in a month (you select the days you want to attend). Additional days can be purchased at the daily rate using the "drop in" option.  

  • PM Minimum Use Program – Attending Extended Day AFTER school no more than eight (8) days in the month (you select the days you want to attend) Additional days may be added at the "Drop-In" daily rate.

All Extended Day programs are open 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Summer camps are open 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Note: Children in the Extended Day program at Barbara B. Robey Elementary School are bussed from(AM)/to(PM) Dreaming Summit Elementary School for Extended Day, and children at Scott L. Libby Elementary School are bussed from(AM)/to(PM) Belen Soto Elementary for Extended Day.  Drop-off and pick-up must occur at the school they are bussed from/to (Dreaming Summit or Belen Soto Elementary).  

Call us at 623-535-6046 or 623-535-6052 with questions about Extended Day registration.

How to register

If this is your first time to register for a Community Education program, click REGISTRATION START.

If you have previously registered for a Community Education program, but need to add or change a program option, click here to be directed to ELEYO HOME

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: How much longer will I be on 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.  We cannot predict when waitlists will be cleared because we cannot predict when people will apply or when they will resign.  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 charge more on "long" months.