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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

Superintendent Search

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LESD Approves New Superintendent

On April 11, 2023 the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board approved Dr. Carter Davidson, as the new Superintendent. Dr. Davidson comes to LESD from the Peoria Unified School District with extensive experience in special education and leadership. We look forward to him officially leading our district on July 1, 2023.

 

The search is on for the next Superintendent of Litchfield Elementary School District. 

The LESD Governing Board is seeking a highly qualified, fully certified, educational leader to serve as the next Superintendent. The Board has enlisted McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in identifying and screening the candidates.

Litchfield Elementary School District is one of the highest performing elementary districts in Arizona. With 16 schools in four cities (Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park), the District enjoys a stellar reputation rooted in more than one hundred years of educational excellence. As one of the largest employers in the Southwest Valley, Litchfield Elementary School District prides itself on A+ schools, award-winning teachers, low administrative costs, and a highly engaged community. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced educational leader with a successful track record of improving student and district outcomes.
  • Be a collaborative communicator that will build strong relationships with the Board of Trustees and district stakeholders.
  • Be an accountable, results-oriented leader that can quickly develop plans based on district data.
  • Possess high personal integrity and a belief that quality educational opportunities are integral for the preparation of our students for high school.

Superintendent Search Timeline: 

  • Closing date for applications: March 16, 2023 (11:30 p.m. central time)
     
  • McPherson & Jacobson stakeholder feedback presentation at LESD Governing Board Meeting: March 21, 2023 
     

  • Governing Board selects finalists to interview: March 28, 2023
     
  • Interviews with the Governing Board: April 4, 2023
     
  • Selection of new Superintendent April 6, 2023
     
  • Start date: July 1, 2023

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POSITION AND GET THE APPLICATION 

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C
11725 Arbor Street, Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814
apps@macnjake.com

Stakeholder Feedback


We want your feedback on the next Superintendent of the award winning Litchfield Elementary School District. We believe that every voice matters, and we want to ensure that our community has the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on this important decision. 

Stakeholder Feedback Meetings

Wednesday, March 8

      Location

Time

LESD Community/Business Partners

PebbleCreek Golf Resort
(Eagles Nest Clubhouse)
3645 N. Clubhouse Dr.Goodyear

8am - 9am

LESD Classified Staff Members

Litchfield ES Cafeteria
255 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park

4:30pm - 5:30pm

LESD Families 

Litchfield ES Cafeteria
255 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park

6pm - 7pm

 

 

 

Thursday, March 9

Location

Time

LESD Families 

LESD Support Services Training Room
18921 W. Thomas Rd. Bldg. A
Litchfield Park

11:30am - 12:30pm

LESD Administrators

LESD Support Services Training Room
18921 W. Thomas Rd. Bldg. A
Litchfield Park

1pm - 2pm

LESD District Office

LESD Support Services Training Room
18921 W. Thomas Rd. Bldg. A
Litchfield Park

2:30pm - 3:30pm

LESD Certified Staff Members

Litchfield Elementary School Cafeteria
255 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Town Hall/VIP Guests
(Open to all guests)

Litchfield Elementary School Cafeteria
255 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park

6pm - 7pm

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in this important role and for your ongoing support of LESD schools.