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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 Meetings

Public Notices 

Notice of Governing Board Meeting Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 38-431.01, notice is hereby given to members of the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board and the general public that the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board will convene a board meeting. All notices of board meetings will be posted. The designated posting locations for Litchfield Elementary School District shall be electronically on the district's website, and physically beside the entrance doors to the district offices located at 272 E. Sagebrush St., Litchfield Park, AZ. The district office location provides physical public access at all time.

At least 24 hours before a Board meeting, a public notice and agenda are physically posted at the Litchfield Elementary School District Office, 272 East Sagebrush Street, Litchfield Park. The agenda can be viewed in the BoardDocs system.

All Board meetings, except executive sessions, are open to the public. Under Arizona law, the Board may call an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the purchase or lease of real property, meet-and-confer discussions, and legal matters with attorneys, among other things. 

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:
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.

Courtesy Post/Public Notice

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 38-431.02, a courtesy notice is hereby given to the members of Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board members and to the general public that it is possible that a majority, if not all, of the Board Members, may attend the events listed below:

  • Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Sponsored Events
  • LESD Ed Foundation Events
  • District Athletic Events
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Avondale City Events
  • Buckeye City Events
  • Goodyear City Events
  • Litchfield Park City Events
  • School Events

There will be no discussions, decisions, or action taken by the Governing Board.

Under Arizona Law, email to and from public entities may be public records subject to release upon request. All written or electronic correspondence sent to Governing Board members or LESD staff is subject to public records requests and may be viewed by the public or media. Additionally, correspondence sent to Governing Board members may also be copied to the Governing Board secretary, the Superintendent, and the district attorney for review, possible response, or redaction before being made available to the public or media.


Governing Board Links and Information