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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

Transportation

Dispatch Office / Phone Number

623-547-1577

BUS ROUTES 2020-2021 

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LESD Transportation mailed letters home to all KG-2nd Grades that are eligible for bus service on Thursday (9/10), and Friday (9/11).

Letters for students in Grades 3-5 that are eligible for Transportation will be mailed home on Tuesday (9/15), and Wednesday (9/16).

Letters for students in Grades 6-8 that are eligible for Transportation will be mailed home on Monday (9/21), and Tuesday (9/22).

Please call the Transportation Department at (623) 535-6070 for any questions. 

*At this time, the Transportation Department will not be able to accommodate requests for transportation for students approved on Open Enrollment*

We encourage parents/guardians to transport their children to  and from school, to help with physical distancing on the school buses. 

The mission statement of the Litchfield Elementary School District Transportation Department is:

  • To provide safe and timely transportation to and from school for all eligible students.
  • Provide a safe atmosphere on the bus so all students feel comfortable and non-threatened.
  • The Transportation Staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of students, parents, the administration, and general public in the common goal of helping our students succeed successfully in all areas of education.

Transportation Department
Main Office: 623-535-6070 
Fax: 623-853-8082 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 
School Year (2 weeks before school year starts - Memorial Day)
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Summer hours (Memorial Day - 2 weeks before School Starts)
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Director of Transportation
Tommy Sims
623-547-1571 sims@lesd.k12.az.us

General Ed Supervisor
Diane Silva
623-547-1571 silvad@lesd.k12.az.us

Special Needs Supervisor
J. Wiley
623-547-1571 wiley@lesd.k12.az.us

Mailing Address:
272 E. Sagebrush St.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Physical Address:
18921 W. Thomas Rd., Bldg A
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340