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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

Governing Board Meeting Schedule

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Governing Board Goals 2020-2021

Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, members of the public who choose to attend the Governing Board meeting in person the following social distancing protocols will be in place. Chairs will be arranged so that members of the public are distanced from each other. Face coverings are required. If the Governing Board room reaches a capacity of fifty (50) what is currently recommended by Government agencies, guests will have to view online via the District YouTube link:  

Members of the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board will attend in-person, or by telephone, video, or internet conferencing.  

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 District website at:

All regular meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified. Meeting may be through
telecommunication if necessary. The public may view the Board meetings on YouTube

Special Meeting Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm

Special Meeting Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Study Session Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm

Regular Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Special Meeting with Executive Session Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm