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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

Governing Board Vacancy

LITCHFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 79 

GOVERNING BOARD VACANCY

Litchfield Elementary School District No. 79 hereby makes a public notice of the opportunity for the residents of the Litchfield Elementary School District No. 79 to serve as a member of the Governing Board. There is ONE (1) seat available on the Governing Board subject to appointment. The appointed candidate will serve from the date of appointment until the November 8, 2022 election canvass is complete.

Eligibility requirements to serve on a School District Governing Board:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and resident of Arizona.
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age at the time of appointment.

  • Be a registered voter of the State of Arizona.

  • Be a resident of Litchfield Elementary School District for one (1) year prior to the date of appointment.

  • Employees of the District and their spouses are not eligible.

  • Immediate family members of current Board members who have shared the same household in the last four (4) years are not eligible.

Qualified residents should be able to attend Governing Board meetings on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month, and any other meetings that may be scheduled in order to conduct District business throughout the year. 

Applications closed on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

School Governing Board Vacany Appointment Process

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