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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 Meeting Schedule

Connect, Educate, Empower our LESD Family and Community

litchfield elementary school district 

Notices and agendas are posted at the Litchfield Elementary School District Office Building located at 272 E. Sagebrush St., Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340, accessible to the public 24 hours a day and on the District website at: http://www.lesd79.org.

All regular meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified. Meetings may be through telecommunication if necessary. Doors open fifteen minutes prior to the start of meetings.

Meeting location is Litchfield Elementary School cafeteria, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park
Board meetings are live streamed and can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/LESD79
Meetings are in Public, Not of the Public: The public has a right to attend board meetings, to listen to the proceedings and to record them. A.R.S. 38-431.01.A.

2022 governing board meeting schedule

2022 Governing Board Meeting Schedule (approved 11/9/2021)

Organizational Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (Superintendent mid-year review re-scheduled from December 9, 2021)
Time: 5:30 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022   
Time: 5:00 pm * time change

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting and Study Session Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (Superintendent mid-year review follow up)
Time: 5:30 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session and Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022   (Superintendent year-end review) Location: District Support Services Building A
Time: 5:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Student appeal of retention)
Time: 4:30 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Superintendent mid-year review follow up)
Time: 5:15 pm

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Governing Board Retreat) Location: Litchfield Elementary School cafeteria
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon (This retreat will not be available on YouTube)

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022 (Governing Board Retreat) Location: Litchfield Elementary School cafeteria
Time: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm (This retreat will not be available on YouTube)

Special Meeting: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting and Study Session Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022 (Superintendent mid-year review) Location: District Support Services Building A
Time: 5:00 pm