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Articles from December 2018

Donate to Laveen Schools and Receive a Credit On Your 2018 Taxes

You can reduce the amount you owe in 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 come the April deadline or increase the amount of your refund if you have tax liabilities for 2018. If you do not owe taxes, the amount you donate may be carried forward for up to five years to offset future tax liabilities. For example, if a single person owes $300 on their state taxes for 2018 and donates the maximum amount of $200, they will then only owe the state $100.

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 2018 taxes is April 15, 2019.

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Laveen To Add Third Preschool at Vista del Sur

The Laveen District will be opening its third preschool program in Fall 2019 at Vista del Sur. Vista will join Desert Meadows and Paseo Pointe schools in offering a curriculum based preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old.

Like Desert Meadows, Vista’s program will offer general education instruction. Paseo Pointe’s preschool will continue to offer dual language immersion programming. The district also operates a developmental preschool for children with special needs on the Laveen School campus.

In 2017, the Laveen District launched two new preschool programs at Paseo Pointe School – with  general education and Spanish immersion offerings. The following year, the general education program expanded to Desert Meadows School allowing Paseo Pointe to focus on dual language immersion. Both preschool programs have surpassed all expectations. They have been extremely popular, filling up quickly and remaining full throughout the year.

Construction of the preschool addition at Vista will take place in Spring 2019 in preparation of opening in August 2019. The addition is designed by EMC2 architects and will be built by SD Crane Builders, Inc.

Preschool registrations will be accepted beginning at 8:30 a.m. on February 5, 2019. Registrations must be completed in person at the Kids Klub office located at Desert Meadows School, 6855 W. Meadows Loop East. Visit our preschool page for more details including fees, requirements, and program offerings.

 

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Thank You Laveen Voters!

Thanks to the overwhelming support of Laveen voters, the district renewed their capital override. This measure provides funding for technology in the classrooms. expanded safety and security systems, replacement of aging school buses and equipment, instructional materials, and building improvements.

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Administrators Honored with Pinnacle of Leadership Award

In September, the Governing Board recognized three Laveen administrators with the district’s Pinnacle of Leadership award. Congratulations to Network Supervisor Butch Neal, Desert Meadows School Principal J.P. Ketcham, and Rogers Ranch School Asst. Principal Asia DeRosa!

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Governing Board Calls for Override Election in November 2018

The Laveen Elementary School District currently has in place a 10% District Additional Assistance budget limit override as approved by voters in 2012. This was formerly known as a capital override. This override will expire June 30, 2020. The Governing Board has called for an election in November 2018 to ask residents if they will renew this override beginning July 1, 2019.

Visit our DAA Override page for more information.

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