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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



Summer break

Preparing for Summer Break

  • UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES to Google before you leave. Please click here to learn more. If assistance is needed to backup files please contact the Service Desk.
  • STAFF LAPTOPS along with their power adapter and video adapter, please turn into your site designee along with the Employee Equipment Check-In Form.
  • ARCHIVE YOUR GOOGLE MAIL click here to learn more.
  • STAFF CELL PHONES along with their chargers, battery (with the battery removed), should be turned into your site designee.
  • PLEASE DO NOT UNPLUG lab desktop computers from the wall socket (power cable or network cable).
  • STUDENT LAPTOPS, NETBOOKS and MOBILE DEVICES that do not belong to a mobile cart should be stored with your site's staff technology equipment.  Please inventory.
  • LOG OUT OF LAB DESKTOP COMPUTERS and power off, but please do not cover them.
  • STAFF USING LAPTOPS for district related projects beyond the school year must receive approval from their administrator and complete the Summer Computer Checkout Form.
  • AUDIO ENHANCEMENTS:  For most district classrooms, turn OFF amps and UNPLUG wall chargers. 
    • For VES, LES & PVE using the Lightspeed model 850 amps, turn off amp and remove both mics from the cradle.
    • Leave the batteries in the internal charging mics.
    • Place the equipment in the audio enhancement box or a plastic bag.
    • Changing classrooms?  PLEASE leave the audio gear in the room.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION TRAVELING STAFF with laptops in the following job titles:
  • Psychologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Contracted Personnel

Please turn in your laptops to our Special Education Technology contact, Jerolyn Allen. You must complete the Summer Computer Checkout Form.

  • TRANSFERRING to another site within our District or LEAVING our District?  Please ask your office manager to submit the Staff Account Transfer Form or Staff Account Termination Form. Need to create a copy of your Google Docs?  Please see End of Year Moving Google Docs (Drive) and visit Google Takeout to complete the process.
  • SITE DESIGNEES responsible for checking in technology equipment, please contact Brenda Ochoa, 623-547-1510 with the specifics of your site's technology equipment so that the Tech's can locate it if we need to over the summer break. Thank you!


If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact our SERVICE DESK.