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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

Learn more about Litchfield’s focus on academic excellence, well being, and preparedness for all students.

 

Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Please read these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about Litchfield Elementary School District's work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Families, staff, and community members are invited to join us in focusing on academic excellence, well being and preparedness for all students. 

Community Chats
We are still processing the feedback from our Community Chats, staff conversations, and Governing Board meetings. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their perspective. Please watch for revised goals and more opportunities to offer feedback in July. The revised goals will also be presented for discussion at a Governing Board meeting.

Please contact Executive Director Megan Duplain at duplain@lesd.k12.az.us or 623-535-6005 to discuss our DEI work. 

LESD Equity Statement
The equity statement was discussed at the Governing Board study session on April 27 (now available on our YouTube channel). Any changes to the equity statement would need to be presented during a regular Governing Board meeting and adopted by the Governing Board. 

 

 

LESD Values Civil Dialogue and Diversity of Perspective
Superintendent Jodi Gunning 

June 8, 2021

It has come to my attention that the names of our staff members and volunteers who served on the Diversity Empowerment Committee (DEC), as well as screen shots from their personal Facebook pages, have been posted to social media as individuals to “get to know.” This even included personal information about someone’s partner and child. 

Litchfield Elementary School District denounces any attempts to intimidate or threaten. We strongly oppose personal attacks and fear tactics by anyone attempting to persuade the professional business of our public institution.

We are working closely with law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of all of our stakeholders. We expect a respectful and professional environment that values civil dialogue and embraces diversity of perspective.

Our diversity, equity, and inclusion work will continue. We invite staff, families, and community members of all backgrounds and perspectives to join us in focusing on academic excellence, well being and preparedness for all students.