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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. Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 38-431.01.A.

2024 governing board meeting schedule

Organizational Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm 

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Time: 11:00 am (Litchfield ESD79 District Office Conference Room)

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session (Superintendent Year-end Review) Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 
Time: 9:00 am

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session (Superintendent Mid-year Review) Date: Friday, December 13, 2024 
Time: 9:00 am

 

2025 Governing Board meeting schedule

Organizational Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2025
Time: 6:00 pm