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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

Visitors to Schools

policy: KI - Visitors to schools

The Superintendent shall establish school-visit procedures for the control of persons other than school personnel or students who enter District premises.  Such procedures shall permit full use of all legal means to ensure that students, employees, and District property are properly safeguarded.  No person, other than one who is a peace officer or one who has obtained specific authorization from the appropriate school administrator, shall carry or possess a weapon on school grounds.

No visit, tour or observation shall be permitted if it threatens the health and safety of the pupils and staff.

Parent and Prospective Parent Visitors

The Superintendent shall develop procedures to allow for visits, tours and observations of all classrooms by parents of enrolled pupils and parents who wish to enroll their children in the school district. See Regulation KI-R.

Parent and prospective parent visit, tour and observation policies shall be easily accessible from the home page of each school’s website.

Mask or Face Coverings not Required

The District does not require masks or face coverings anywhere on the District’s premises except where long-standing workplace safety and infection control measures that are unrelated to COVID-19 may be required. 

Adopted:  November 15, 2022


AD - Educational Philosophy/School District Mission
BBA - Board Powers and Responsibilities
KFA - Public Conduct on School Property

Regulation: KI-R - Visitors to Schools

Parents enrolled pupils and parents who wish to enroll their children in the School District may visit, tour and observe the schools and classrooms. Visitors, including parents and parents of prospective pupils, must follow the school’s procedures for scheduling visits, tours or observations. The District may discontinue visits, tours, and observations if such events threaten the health and safety of the pupils and staff.

The District may not impose any requirement to wear a mask or face covering anywhere on the governmental entity's premises, except where long-standing workplace safety and infection control measures unrelated to COVID-19 may be required.

All visitors to any school must report to the school office upon arrival.

For those who wish to visit a classroom during the school day, the visitor must contact the principal in advance to arrange a day and time for such visit. Conflicts with the school schedule shall be avoided.

In visiting a classroom, the teacher's first responsibility is to the class as a whole, and the teacher will be unable to converse at any length with the visitor. If a conference is desired, arrangements will be made by the teacher for an appointment with the parent either before or after school hours.

No person may enter onto school premises, including visits or audits to a classroom or other school activity, without approval by the principal. Neither will any person be allowed to conduct or attempt to conduct any activity on school premises that has not had prior approval by the principal.

Anyone who is not a student or staff member of the District schools, and is in violation of this policy, may be asked to leave the property of the District. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of District officials or of District security officers or any other law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties, and failure to identify oneself to such officials or officers when lawfully requested to do so, will be against District regulations. Failure to obey such instructions may subject the person to criminal proceedings applicable under law.

EXHIBIT: KI-E - Visitors to Schools

Parents of enrolled pupils and parents who wish to enroll their children in the School District must fill out this form to visit, tour, or observe a classroom.

Date:  ___________________

Name of Parent:  ___________________________________________________

Name of Pupil or Prospective Pupil:  ____________________________________

Name of Classroom Parent seeks to visit, tour or observe:


Please describe the reason for your visit, tour or observation so that the District may best satisfy your request: