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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

Curriculum

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 The Curriculum Department provides curricular support to the 16 schools, kindergarten through eighth grade, in the Litchfield Elementary School District. This website has been created to provide information pertaining to Litchfield's Curricular Resources and Special Programs. The website will be updated on an ongoing basis to provide access to the most current information in a usable format.

Our department supports standards based core and supplemental instructional support through providing materials and professional development. Traditional Academy, gifted, and science center are also managed by the Curriculum Department. 

Additional curriculum supports includes annually facilitating elementary and middle school curriculum teams to: 

  • Update ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum guides and assessments
  • Update ways in which teachers access curriculum guides and increase support for implementation
  • Respond to the identified needs of teachers and students  

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Dr. Sarah Pearson

Director of Title I
John Scudder
623-535-6033

District Professional Development Coach
Phyllis Lussier

Assistant to the Director of Curriculum
Eva Aguila
623-535-6041

Traditional Academy and Gifted Program 
Mandy Greene
623-535-6044

English Language Development
Jennifer Larson
District English Language Acquisition Specialist
623-535-6072

District Educational Technology Coordinator
Laura Combs
623-535-6035

Science Center
Sonya Gamez