Annual Notifications & Parental Rights
The Governing Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Governing Board does business.
Governing Board Policy, Regulation, and Exhibit:
- Policy AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
- Regulation AC-R - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
- Exhibit AC-E - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity (report form)
Title IX Sexual Harassment
Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments Act protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. The District adheres to all conditions established by Title IX by recognizing the right of every student who attends school in the District and every employee who works in the District to do so without the fear of sexual harassment.
The District shall designate and authorize an employee as the “Title IX Coordinator” to comply with its responsibilities pertaining to sexual harassment under Title IX. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Bridget Duzy
Deputy Superintendent of Academic Success
Director of School Safety
Governing Board Policy, and Regulation:
ADE Statutory Handbook of Parental Rights (Updated August 1, 2023)
Parents and Guardians may access the Arizona Department of Education (DOE) statutory handbook of parental rights using the following links:
- Title I, Chapter 6
- Title 15 - Education
- Section 15-102: Parent Involvement in the School
- Section 15-110: Rights of Students
- Section 15-113: Rights of Parents
- Section 15-117: Surveys
- Section 15-351: School Councils
- Section 15-721: Common School
- Section 15-722: High Schools
- Section 15-730: Access to Instructional Material by Parents and Guardians
The Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) offers links to other third party websites as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Litchfield Elementary School District of any of the products, services, content or opinions of the corporations organizations or individuals. The Litchfield Elementary School District bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Please be aware that the security and privacy policies on these sites may be different than that of the Litchfield Elementary School District, so please read third party privacy and security policies closely. If you have any questions or concerns about the content offered on linked third party websites, please contact the third party directly.
To fulfill the promise of Americans with Disabilities Act, ensuring people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in the many services provided from our Litchfield Elementary School District website, we have adopted a leading-edge Web Accessibility solution called AudioEye.
WHAT IS WEB ACCESSIBILITY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
When not coded properly, websites can be difficult or impossible to access by people that rely on assistive technologies to navigate the digital world. Websites must be designed, developed, and maintained in a manner that accommodates users with diverse abilities - in a manner that focuses on user-first, universal design principles.
In the same sense that a building must provide certain physical accommodations - ramps, rails, wide doorways, elevators - websites should provide accommodations in the digital space.
Our new website has been built ADA compliant by Finalsite. In addition, we are partnering with AudioEye for continued compliance.
The AudioEye solution aims to improve the usability of the web - providing everyone with an optimal, customizable, and fully inclusive digital experience.
First and foremost, the AudioEye technology helps ensure that our website is optimized to provide an accessible user experience by conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. In addition, the AudioEye technology includes a toolbar, which includes a suite of free assistive web personalization utilities that allow our users to customize their user experience.
To learn more about the accessibility features of the Ally Toolbar, please visit www.audioeye.com.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-535-6000 for questions or concerns regarding web accessibility for the Litchfield Elementary School District website and pages.
Notification of Average Teacher Salary
Per Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 15-903.E
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2024 (budget year) $66,541
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023 (prior year) $65,608
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year $933.00
Percentage increase 1%
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $51,175
Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018 29%
Estimated Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Certified Employees 608
Number of FTE - Certified Purchased Services Personnel 8
Proposed Ratios for Special Education
Teacher to pupil ratio is 1 to 18. Staff to pupil ratio is 1 to 6.