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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

Welcome Castonia Hardge, Our New Principal at Western Sky Middle School

We are happy to announce that Ms. Castonia Hardge will be joining LESD79 as the new principal of Western Sky Middle School for the 2024-2025 school year.

Dear LESD79 Families,

We are happy to announce that Ms. Castonia Hardge will be joining LESD79 as the new principal of Western Sky Middle School for the 2024-2025 school year. Her position was approved by the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board at last night’s meeting.

Ms. Hardge brings a wealth of experience, with a cumulative total of 16 years in education, including 10 years of administrative experience at both the elementary and high school levels. She will complete her role as assistant principal at Canyon View High School, where she made a significant impact on students, staff, and school community.

Her dedication to education and her leadership skills make her the ideal candidate to lead Western Sky Middle School. We are confident that under Ms. Hardge’s guidance, Western Sky Middle School will continue to thrive and provide a supportive learning environment for all students.

We are excited for Ms. Castonia Hardge to join the Western Sky Middle School family and we look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly make as their new principal.