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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

Student and Parent Handbook

Dear Litchfield Elementary School District Families:

Welcome to a new school year in the Litchfield Elementary School District and thank you for choosing our award-winning district. Our school family is excited about the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of school in our district was held with eleven pupils on October 9, 1917. This year we open with 16 schools serving more than 12,000 students.

The Litchfield Elementary School District is dedicated to excellence and has been providing high quality education for 103 years. Our staff members take great pride in the academic achievements and overall well-being of our students. It is our honor to provide award-winning schools, high quality teachers, and nurturing support staff to help your child succeed. We are committed to working with you and your child to ensure a safe learning environment and a culture of excellence.

This handbook contains important information about district academic and behavioral expectations as well as helpful parent resources. I encourage you to review it with your child. We believe that positive social
interaction and positive behavior are important components of your child’s emotional and academic success in our award-winning district.

Thank you for choosing Litchfield Elementary School District. We look forward to partnering with you and your child for an excellent school year.

Your partner in education,
Jodi Gunning, M.Ed.
Superintendent

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