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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

Free and Reduced Price Meals Application

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Children need healthy meals to learn.  Litchfield Elementary School District #79 will be offering healthy meals to all students at no cost in School Year 2021-2022.  Every school day your child(ren) will receive one free Breakfast and one free Lunch meal regardless of your household's income.  Additional Breakfast Meals, Lunch Meals and any additional items may be purchased at cost.  

Families are still encouraged to submit a school meal application for free and reduced-priced meal benefits because this information may be used for other programs such as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), Federal and State funding for your school, reduced registration fees for academic tests, free or discounted fees for athletic programs, discounted rates for internet service and many more!

Your child(ren)'s school may be participating in programs that your child(ren) may benefit from if your child qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals.  Households must complete the attached Consent for Sharing form in order for your child's information to be shared with these programs.  The Consent for Sharing form should be returned to the school with the submission of the school meal application. 

Applications may take up to 10 days to process.  Online applications are typically processed faster as we must have the original signed paper application in the Food Service office to process. 


SOLICITUD DE COMIDAS GRATIS Y A PRECIO REDUCIDO
Estimado Padre / Tutor,

Los niños necesitan comidas saludables para poder aprender. El Distrito Escolar Primario de Litchfield # 79 ofrecerá comidas saludables a todos los estudiantes sin costo en el año escolar 2021-2022. Cada día escolar, su (s) hijo (s) recibirán un desayuno gratis y un almuerzo gratis sin importar los ingresos de su hogar. Comidas adicionales de desayuno, almuerzo y cualquier artículo adicional se pueden comprar a un costo extra.

Se anima a las familias a que presenten una solicitud de comidas escolares para recibir beneficios de comidas gratis o a precio reducido porque esta información se puede utilizar para otros programas, como Transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémica (P-EBT), fondos federales y estatales para su escuela, tarifas de inscripción reducidas para exámenes académicos, tarifas gratuitas o con descuento para programas deportivos, tarifas con descuento para el servicio de Internet y mucho más.

La escuela de su hijo (s) puede estar participando en programas de los que su (s) hijo (s) pueden beneficiarse si su hijo califica para recibir comidas gratis o a precio reducido. Los hogares deben completar el formulario de consentimiento que esta adjunto para que la información de su hijo pueda ser comparta con estos programas. El formulario de Consentimiento para compartir debe devolverse a la escuela con la presentación de la solicitud de comida escolar.

Las solicitudes pueden tardar hasta 10 días en procesarse. Las solicitudes en línea generalmente se procesan más rápido ya que debemos tener la solicitud en papel firmada original en la oficina de Servicio de Alimentos para procesar.

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Free and Reduced Price Meal Application 2021-2022

Solicitud de Comidas Gratis y De Precio Reducido 2021-2022

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced-price meals.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

It's More Than a Meal Application!

It's More Than a Meal Application!

Es Mas Que Una Solicitud de Comidas!

Es Mas Que Una Solicitud de Comidas!