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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

Special Education / Section 504

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Our "A" rated district provides special education services for students with exceptional needs and educational requirements.

Students with mild to severe disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education at no cost to the child or their parents. These services may include specialized programs, personnel, facilities, materials and equipment needed to promote the individual physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of qualifying students.

Whenever possible and appropriate, opportunities for interaction with the total school environment are provided in adherence with the least restricted environment regulations. The District plan is in compliance with the requirements of federal and state law and State Board of Education regulations.

Placement in special education programs is made through a procedure of identification, screening, evaluation, and referral designed to identify all resident children who might profit from special instruction.

A complete psycho-educational evaluation is completed by the school psychologist or by an outside agency.

An I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan) is developed for each student which outlines student strengths and needs as determined by a team including educators as well as parents.

Signed permission and the administration of Parental Rights are required by law for the evaluation and placement of students.

https://www.azed.gov

Director of Special Education
Melissa McComb, M. Ed, BCBA
623-535-6066
 
Assistant Director of Special Education
Kay Trammell
623-535-6066
 
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Schmidt
623-535-6066
 
IDEA Compliance Clerk
Kim Murphy
623-535-6045
 
Records Clerk
Candace Knapp
623-535-6082
 
Developmental Preschool
Norma Chisolm
623-535-6068