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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

Remote Learning Meal Information

Changes to Meal Service during Distance Learning

Unlike the Summer Food Service Program and summer meals, payment for meals is required like every school year based on the student’s current eligibility for Free, Reduced-Price, and Paid meals. Students who were eligible for Free and Reduced-Price meals last year will continue to receive those benefits through September 16th, 2020 but must re-apply as new applications are required each year. Only students currently enrolled in the Litchfield Elementary School District are eligible for the student price. Non-LESD Students (Adults and Children) must pay the adult price. 

  • Students eligible for Free meals will continue to receive their meals for free. 

  • Students eligible for Reduced-Price meals will be required to pay the reduced rate.

  • Students who are not eligible for the Free and Reduced-Price meal program will be required to pay for their meals. 

  • The Meal Prices are:

    • Breakfast:

      • Students: $1.50 / $0.30 (Reduced)

      • Adults (Non-Students): $2.50

    • Lunch:

      • Students: $2.75 / $0.40 (Reduced)

      • Adults (Non-Students): $3.75

During remote learning, meal service will be available to all students currently enrolled in the Litchfield Elementary School District. Meals will be available curbside at our school sites and many bus routes please see the current menu (menu, sites, and routes are subject to availability and may change). Parents must submit a registration form to be eligible to pick up meals without the student being present. Registration forms are available at each school office and meal pick up sites as well as for download below. Once the registration form is on file, the parent/guardian will need to bring the student’s ID/# to obtain meals. 

Meals will be distributed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. On Mondays and Wednesdays 1 hot lunch, and 1 cold lunch will be provided with 2 cold breakfasts. On Fridays, 1 hot lunch and 1 cold breakfast will be provided. The person picking up the lunch will need to select the milk they wish to go with each meal. 

The District’s unpaid meal charge policy remains in effect. Students/Parents/Guardians may only charge up to 3 meals. We encourage all Parents/Guardians to pre-pay and monitor their students’ accounts on the TITAN Family Portal https://family.titank12.com You may also apply for the Free and Reduced-Price meal program and all are encouraged to apply. Cash and checks will be accepted and the entire amount will be credited to the child’s account as we are not able to make change during this time.


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.

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pARENT pICK-Up Starting 8/5/20

monday-wednesday-friday

10:00 a.m-11:00 am

 

 

BARBARA B. ROBEY

L.THOMAS HECK

RANCHO SANTA FE

VERRADO MIDDLE

BELEN SOTO

LITCHFIELD

SCOTT LIBBY

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