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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

Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Gunning

Jodi Gunning, Superintendent

 

WELCOME TO
LITCHFIELD ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT

I am honored to introduce you to Litchfield Elementary School District, a special place that has been my second home for nearly two decades.

With more than 100 years of educational excellence under our belt, we are an “A” rated district with award-winning schools in four cities (Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park). We are honored to educate more than 12,000 preschool through 8th grade students and employ nearly 1,500 caring professionals who are committed to helping children succeed at school and in life.

Litchfield Elementary School District is lauded for providing academic rigor in a caring environment. While our students consistently rank among Arizona’s most successful on standardized tests, we actively balance their academic achievement with exceptional social emotional learning. With a steadfast commitment to Conscious Discipline, an evidence-based social emotional learning program, we are committed to nurturing compassionate school families where adults and children self-regulate, connect to the people around them, and solve problems in healthy ways. Our dedicated staff members are empowered to use daily rituals and strategic activities that ultimately enhance school safety, bolster staff retention rates, and help children feel safe and loved so they can access their brilliance.

We welcome students, families, employees, and all stakeholders to our growing Litchfield family. Our doors are open to willing partners who want to join us in our mission to connect, educate, and empower our Litchfield family and community.

Your education partner,

Jodi Gunning, M.Ed.
Superintendent

SUPERINTENDENT GOALS FOR 2020/2021

The Governing Board approved the Superintendent Goals for 2020/2021 on July 21, 2020. 

Contact the Superintendent's Office

Amy Potapoff
Administrative Assistant
623-535-6017