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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

Information for Guest Teachers

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Our award-winning district has an immediate need for Guest Teachers. Guest Teaching offers a flexible schedule where you can choose the grades, subjects, and schools that work best for you. Teaching experience is not required, but a kind heart is mandatory. 

 

$125 per day

$155 per day/Long-Term Rate - (working in the same assignment for 10-120 days; rate retro paid to Day 1)

We partner with Educational Services Incorporated (ESI) to hire our guest teachers.

 

Guest Teacher Qualifications/Application Process

Option A:  
If you currently have an Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching Certificate and a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card, please apply for a Guest Teacher position with ESI by clicking here.
 
Option B:
If you currently have a bachelor's degree in any subject and an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card, you are eligible to apply for a Substitute Teaching Certificate with Arizona Department of Education by clicking here
 
Need a Fingerprint Clearance Card? Please apply online by clicking here. When applying for a fingerprint clearance card, please select the State Board of Education under Reasons for Applying. Once you have completed the online fingerprint clearance card application, please continue reading the information and elect to submit electronic fingerprints. Contact our Human Resources Department at 623-535-6014 with questions. Once you obtain your fingerprint card, you can apply for your substitute teaching certificate by clicking here
 
Once you obtain your substitute teaching certificate, apply for a Guest Teacher position with ESI by clicking here.
 
Option C:
If you do NOT have a bachelor’s degree, but you have a high school diploma/GED or equivalent and IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card, you are eligible to apply for an Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate. Email Angie Smith/Substitute Coordinator at smith@lesd.k12.az.us for further assistance with this special application process.  Angie Smith may also be reached at 623-535-6012 for further assistance.  
 
Need a Fingerprint Clearance Card? Please apply online by clicking here. When applying for a fingerprint clearance card, please select the State Board of Education under Reasons for Applying. Once you have completed the online fingerprint clearance card application, please continue reading the information and elect to submit electronic fingerprints. Contact our Human Resources Department at 623-535-6014 with questions. Once you obtain your fingerprint card, email Angie Smith/Substitute Coordinator at smith@lesd.k12.az.us for further assistance with obtaining the emergency substitute certificate.  

Once you obtain your emergency substitute teaching certificate, with assistance from Angie Smith, apply for a Guest Teacher position with ESI by clicking here.

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