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Donate to Laveen Schools and Claim a Credit on your 2022 taxes

You can reduce the amount you owe in state taxes by making a donation to Laveen schools through Arizona’s Public School Tax Credit Program. Tax credit contributions may only be used to support character education and fee-based extracurricular activities such as after-school tutoring and clubs, academic enrichment, field trips, fine art programs, and athletics.

For every dollar you donate, the amount you owe on your Arizona taxes will be that much less. This means you can reduce the amount you owe before the deadline or increase the amount of your refund if you have tax liabilities for 2022. If you do not owe taxes, the amount you donate may be carried forward for up to five years to offset future tax liabilities.

Couples filing jointly may donate any amount up to $400. Individuals may contribute up to $200.

The deadline to donate and claim a tax credit on your 2022 taxes is April 18, 2023.

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Notice of Governing Board Vacancy

The Laveen Elementary School District (LESD) is providing public notice of the opportunity for the residents of the LESD to serve as a member of the Governing Board. There is one (1) seat available on the Governing Board to serve from the date of appointment until after the November 2024 election.

Applications are due on Friday, March 31, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. 

Learn more and download an application on our Board Vacancy page.


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Exceptional Service Awards

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Exceptional Service Award winner Sheila Hall, Behavior Monitor! The Exceptional Service Award is the district’s highest honor for classified staff members.

These individuals display the following attributes:
-Strong attendance and dependability
-High quality and quantity of work
-Excel at working harmoniously with others
-Expert in their job responsibilities
-Regularly show initiative and creatively solve problems
-Provide excellent customer service
Their commitment to our students, staff and community is greatly appreciated.

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School Winners of Laveen Lions Peace Poster Contest Recognized

Every year the Laveen Lions sponsor a peace poster competition and each school is invited to participate. One winner is selected from every school and an overall winner is selected to represent the Laveen Lions Club in the District 21 A competition. The winners this year are

Vista del Sur- Sienna Rapacz
M.C. Cash – Felipe Valenzuela
Laveen School – Sir’Dorien Harkness
Cheatham – Azaria Rodriguez
Trailside Point – Micah Lozoya
Desert Meadows – Sarah Lopez
Paseo Pointe – Eva Villa
Estrella Foothills – Natalie Lucero

The overall winner and the student representing the Lions Club this year is Sienna Rapacz from Vista.

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Teachers Recognized for National Board Certification

Three Laveen School District teachers were surprised with balloons today in celebration of their National Board Certification. Salina Franklin, MC Cash exceptional needs specialist, is the district’s most recent teacher to become National Board Certified. Desert Meadows science teacher Steven Humble and MC Cash exceptional needs specialist Lauren DiDonna recently renewed their certification.

This is the highest certificate an educator can achieve in the United States. The process for obtaining a National Board Certification is a rigorous and reflective process that requires teachers to showcase the National Board Standards in their practice. It can take 3-5 years of continual work to achieve certification.

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Join our Team! Teacher Job Fair is March 23

The Laveen School District is hosting a job fair for teachers interested in joining our team. The job fair will be held on March 23, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Laveen administrators including school principals.

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