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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

Submission Form Argument FOR/AGAINST School District Election Issue

submission form argument for/against school district election issuE

The deadline for submitting Argument FOR/AGAINST School District Election Issue is Friday, August 12th @ 5:00PM.

Individual Pro/Con Form (fillable)

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 the Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board adopted a resolution ordering all matters necessary for a fifteen percent (15%) maintenance and operation budget override continuation election to be held on November 8, 2022. The deadline for submitting arguments with respect to it is August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Arguments For/Against School District Special Election(s)

The deadline to submit a statement of argument for/against a special election is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Electronic statements will be accepted and processed by elections personnel with the Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent. Arguments cannot exceed two hundred words.

A recent change in Arizona statute § 15-481, now requires the following:

  • Statements submitted by an organization must have the signature of two executive officers.

  • Statements submitted by a political committee must have the signature of either the chairman or treasurer of the committee.

  • Statements submitted by an individual must have the signature of the individual and must be notarized.

Forms for each entity will be made available for download here:

The Maricopa County School Superintendent is required to review all arguments for factual accuracy and make any corrections to the statement. The Superintendent will not review and correct portions of the arguments that are identified as the author’s opinion.

To submit a physical paper statement, please download the correct PDF fillable form, print it and sign it and hand deliver or mail it to the following address. Individual statements MUST be notarized or they will not be accepted.

Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent
Attn: Elections
4041 N. Central Ave., Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Statutes Specific to Override Elections

A.R.S. § 15-481

Contact Election Services | (602) 506-3978