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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

Congratulations to our 2024 PRIDE Award Winners

In collaboration with the Litchfield Elementary School District Educational Foundation we are proud to celebrate our 2024 PRIDE Award Winners! 

Please join us in congratulating the following LESD79 staff
 

District Office

  • Norma Rios - Transportation- Router Dispatch

  • Erikka Douglass - Special Education Department 

Barbara B. Robey Elementary School

  •  Angelica Flores-Clancy - 5th grade Teacher 

  • Juanita Conedy - Cafeteria Staff- Food Service Assistant I 

Belen Soto Elementary School

  • Julie Velez - Preschool Teacher 

  • Elvia Wathen - Classified Specials Instructor 

Corte Sierra Elementary School

  • Stacy Oddo - PE Teacher

  • Susan Martin - Art & Music Teacher

Dreaming Summit Elementary School

  • Callie Mueller - 1st Grade Teacher 

  • Makinzy Ebert - Instructional Aide

L. Thomas Heck Middle School

  • Candis Norwood  - 7th Grade History Teacher

  • Patricia Herrera - 6th grade Special Education Aide

Litchfield Elementary School

  • Heather Maxwell - Behavior Coach

  • Niki (Nicole) Thomas - Media Aide

Mabel Padgett Elementary School

  • Jerolyn Allen - OT/PT District Lead

  • Liz Sanchez - EL Instructional Aide (not sure)

Palm Valley Elementary School

  • Joe Schneider - 4th Grade Teacher 

  • Shannon Hansen - Reading Aide

Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School

  • Heidi Mellon - Kindergarten Teacher

  • Gabby Jinzo - Cafeteria Aide

Scott L. Libby Elementary School

  • Samantha Palacios - 5th Grade Teacher

  • Shirley Jackson -Office Manager

Verrado Elementary School

  • Shandra Leis -5th Grade Teacher

  • Brianna Fanning - Instructional Aide

Verrado Heritage Elementary School

  • Natalie Bush - Kindergarten Teacher 

  • Freddy Medina - Custodian

Verrado Middle School

  • Zach White - 7th Grade History Teacher

  • Tien Tran - Media Specialist

Western Sky Middle School

  • Kelly Barton - 6th Grade Science Teacher

  • Katrina Canon - 8th Grade Aide

White Tanks Learning Center

  • Alicia Vickonoff  - 6-8th Grade Teacher 

  • Regina Norstrom - Instructional Aide

Wigwam Creek Middle School

  • Jason Keele - Media and Title 1 Coordinator

  • Jamie Campbell - Computer Classified Specials Instructor