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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

Safety & Security

The Litchfield Elementary School District Safety and Security Department is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The Security Department supports all the District’s security needs ranging from securing the District’s assets, emergency planning, as well as developing and implementing new innovative safety and security related protocols.  

Our plans are scalable, flexible and adaptable to meet the evolving needs of our students, campuses and District. They are routinely reviewed, optimized and practiced to ensure that if an incident should occur, our staff, students, parents and authorities are familiar with the procedures, the facility and their role in maintaining the safety of our campuses to ensure that everyone goes home safe at the end of the day.

Keep Your Student's Emergency Contacts Updated

In order to ensure that we can communicate with families regarding their student, or in case of an emergency, it is essential that families keep their emergency contact information up to date in their ParentVue account. Please contact your student's school directly for assistance with your ParentVue account.

LESD Safety Highlights:

  • Full-time District Director of Safety: Sergio Banales
     

  • Standard Response Protocol (SRP)
     
  • Ongoing safety drills across LESD
     

  • District staff participates in ongoing safety training
     

  • All LESD staff wear name badges 
     

  • All visitors at the campuses must wear a visible site-approved name badge/sticker
     

  • All classroom doors will remained locked
     

  • Sites are equipped with radios for emergencies
     

  • Close relationship with all four municipalities: Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park
     

  • Ongoing collaboration with law enforcement partners to ensure effective emergencies responses