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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

Special Education Preschool

Special Education Preschool

At LESD, we believe that all of our children deserve the very best programming to meet each and every one of their diverse needs!  We provide a continuum of services for all of our learners to ensure we are challenging and supporting each of our learners to be the very best they can be!

We have several developmental preschool programs that provide a smaller staff to student ratio than our typical preschool programs.  Each one of these programs is placed on a campus where they have a typical preschool program to partner with for projects, recess, activities, etc.  These developmental programs are offered at Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, Dreaming Summit Elementary School, Mabel Padgett Elementary School,  Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School, Scott L. Libby Elementary School and Verrado Elementary School.

All of our typical Community Education Programs also serve students with IEPs who, based on their needs, require a less restrictive environment to flourish!  Our Special Education teachers and Related Service providers deliver the services, as stated in the students’ IEPs, within the typical preschool setting.

We have the very best Preschool Evaluation Team that works diligently to ensure the very best placement is recommended for each and every one of our amazing students!!


Developmental Screenings

If you are interested in having your child screened for services please contact the Preschool Program Specialist at 623-535-6068.  We require the child is 3 years old and that you live within the Litchfield Elementary School District boundaries. Screenings are done approximately every 45 days (throughout the school calendar) at no cost to district residents. You will need to fill out a developmental registration packet and provide a valid birth certificate, updated shot record and proof of residency (gas or electric bill). 

Our office is located at 250 E. Sagebrush St. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 (directly behind Litchfield Elementary School).

Please note:  Registration packets are not available online and will need to be picked up in person.

LESD Speech and Language Resource