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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

Preschool registration

For information on Developmental Preschool programs for children with special behavioral, emotional, physical or cognitive needs, please contact the LESD Special Education Department. The information below applies to Community Ed Preschool only.  For all other preschool-related questions, please contact Preschool Registrar Norma Chisolm at 623-535-6068.

AZDES Assistance and Quality First Scholarships:  At this time we do not accept DES reimbursement, and although we are Quality First program participants at two schools, we only have scholarships available at the Verrado Elementary site. 

Registration for 2020-2021 School Year: 

Contact our Preschool Registrar at chisolm@lesd.k12.az.us to find out which campuses may have openings available and to schedule a registration appointment.  

For registration you will need to bring: Parent/guardian's photo ID (such as driver's license), proof of residency (recent gas or electric bill) and immunization records. Also, within 30 days of registering we must receive a copy of the child's birth certificate. You do not need to bring these items when entering the lottery or requesting placement on a waitlist - only when registering.

Explanation of fees and tuition

There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee due when requesting to participate in the lottery or to have your child's name added to a current waitlist. A $50.00 annual registration fee is required per family when enrolling or re-enrolling. Registration fees are waived for LESD Employees. 

2020-2021 tuition for half-day classes run Monday-Friday for $325.00 per month. All-day classes run Monday-Friday for $775.00 per month. All-day tuition includes the Extended Day Program before and after class from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM. All-day tuition also includes teacher in-service days, and Extended Day camps during fall and spring breaks.  A discount is offered to LESD Employees.   

LESD staff should contact our office at commed@lesd.k12.az.us for information on employee discounts.

LOG INTO THE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL HERE.

Please note: If you are not using the online payment portal our office only accepts EXACT CASH, CHECK or MONEY ORDER for payment. 

For payment questions or to set up online payments please call 623-535-6046/6052 or email commed@lesd.k12.az.us.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us 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.

 Please note: Tuition and programs are subject to change.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM (Currently by appointment only - please call ahead)  

Preschool or Developmental Screening Information:
Contact Norma Chisolm 623-535-6068

Payment Info: 623-535-6052/6046