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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

LESD Digital Learning Academy

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Parents have a choice when it comes to education and have voiced a need for both in-person and online learning options. LESD provides a full spectrum of choices for families when making education decisions.

The Litchfield Digital Learning Academy (DLA) is a full-time, online K-8 school in the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD). LESD teachers will deliver live and recorded instruction to students in an online environment, as well as offer support and feedback through formative and summative assessment and virtual meetings. Teachers will work with students in large and small groups, as well as one-on-one. 

Students in the Litchfield DLA will have live interactions with LESD teachers and classmates, and participate in interactive lessons from wherever the internet is available. Lessons and content are aligned with the LESD district-adopted curriculum and resources and are consistent with the lessons occurring on our campuses. Classwork is a mixture of online and offline work.

Teachers and students will use Conscious Discipline to create strong and connected classroom communities and social-emotional learning and supports. Students will also have the opportunity for accommodations and support services and specials and electives. DLA students will be able to participate in after school activities at their LESD home school.

Participation in Litchfield DLA requires a connection to the internet with a minimum of 25 MBPS and a dedicated device to access class content and instruction. LESD can provide a device based on needs criteria. DLA students will be expected to work online approximately 5 hours during the school day.