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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.


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.

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. 


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

Notice to Parents

Notice to Parents Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance (e.g., Medicaid)


This notice informs parents of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) regulations at 34 CRF §300.154 regarding written notification and parent consent to access public benefits or insurance, such as Medicaid. Before the school district accesses the parent’s or child’s Medicaid or other publicly funded benefits (i.e. AHCCCS) for the first time to seek reimbursement for services provided to an eligible student, and annually thereafter, this written notice is provided to inform parents of the following, effective March 18, 2013:

  • A one-time prior written parental consent will be requested in order to release personal information from a child’s education records or information about the services that may be provided for the purpose of billing Medicaid or another specific agency for Individualized Education Program (IEP) services.
  • The consent form will state the student’s personal education records and information that will be disclosed, the purpose of the disclosure (e.g. Medicaid billing) and the agency to which the records will be released. By consenting, parents state they understand and agree that their or their child’s public benefits or insurance will be accessed to reimburse the cost of services.
  • Parents cannot be required to sign up for or enroll in public benefits or insurance programs for their child to receive free appropriate public education or IEP services.
  • Parents are not required to pay out-of-pocket expenses such as a deductible or co-pay amounts resulting from filing a claim, but may pay the cost that otherwise would be paid by parents
  • Parents must be informed that their public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid) will not be billed if it would:
    • result in a decrease in lifetime benefits;
    • result in the child’s parents paying for services that would otherwise be covered and that are needed for the child outside of the time the child is in school;
    • result in an increase in premiums or discontinuation of public benefits or insurance; or
    • risk loss of eligibility for home and community-based waivers based on the total (aggregated) health-related expenditures for the child or the child’s parents
  • Parents have the right to withdraw consent to disclose their child’s personal information for billing purposes at any time.