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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.


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.

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. 


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 Approved

The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board approved the appointment of the new superintendent.

 The Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) Governing Board approved the appointment of the new superintendent at their April 11, 2023 board meeting. Dr. Carter Davidson will take the helm at LESD beginning July 1, 2023.

Dr. Davidson comes to LESD from the Peoria Unified School District where he has served as the Chief Personnel Officer and Chief Student Services Officer over the last seven years. Prior to that, he spent 19 years working in the Alhambra Elementary School District, elevating from a K-3 Special Education teacher to the Director of Human Resource Support Services.


“I am honored to have been chosen as the next superintendent of LESD and I am ready to bring my collaborative leadership style to this great district. I will advocate for student learning and positive displays of character that align to LESD’s mission, vision and values,” expressed Dr. Davidson. “I look forward to promoting quality practices and procedures that will lead to achievement for all learners and success for all employees.”

LESD Governing Board President, Melissa Zuidema said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carter Davidson to our school district. His impressive qualifications, dedication to education, and proven track record of success make him the ideal leader to guide our district into the future.” She added, “We believe that Dr. Davidson shares our commitment to providing our students with a high-quality education and ensuring their success.”

Dr. Davidson earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Canyon University and his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Arizona State University. Honors for Dr. Davidson include: Lakeshore Learning Teacher of the Year, Alhambra’s Excellence in Education and Administrative Vision Awards, Arizona School Board’s Association Golden Bell Award winner, and an A+ Promising Practices Award winner through the Arizona Education Foundation. Along with titles such as son, husband and father, Dr. Davidson actively collaborates with members from the Arizona School Administrators Association (ASA) and volunteers his time with numerous non-profit organizations and his local church.