Allen Park Center for the Arts
Arno Second Grade Teachers Mrs. Amonette, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Schultz planning instruction
Allen Park High School - St. Frances Cabrini High School Robotics Team presents to the Board
Art work displayed in the Susan C. Vokal Outdoor Learning Center at Arno School
The Allen Park Middle School Jazz Band perform in honor of School Board Recognition Month
Community School students performing a dissection during their science class
Homecoming 2018
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Michigan Appeals Court 3% ruling

Current and Former APPS Employees,

The Michigan Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous opinion upholding the Appeals Court ruling that the 3% employee withholding for healthcare contributions under Public Act 75 of 2010 was unconstitutional. Payroll withholdings between 2010 and 2012 that were made under this legislation will be refunded. It is expected that the State will transfer the contributions back to local school districts, with interest, on January 22, 2018 as part of the State Aid payment.

The District has already begun to gather internal records regarding withholdings during the applicable period. The detailed records will be used to audit the information forthcoming from the State to validate that the correct amount has been received for each individual. Furthermore, the District is performing due diligence to ensure that the tax treatment of the refunds will follow all required tax laws.  

We understand this refund is long overdue, and though we cannot determine an exact date of processing, we can assure you that the District will work to complete the refunds as timely as possible. We want to be sure that every dollar withheld from our employees, and the corresponding interest, is accounted for and returned to the District by the State so it can be refunded to our employees. Once we have received and completed our reconciliation of the data and are confident that we have received the proper amount from the State, we will process the refunds in a transaction that, for current employees, is separate from the regular semi-monthly pay. We will communicate this date once it is determined.

We will provide future updates as information becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to monitor developments and review FAQ’s from the Office of Retirement Services’ website.

If you are a former APPS employee and would like to ensure that we have your proper contact information to remit your refund, please email If you are a current employee who needs to update personal information, please email

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State Unveils New Parent Dashboard

LANSING – Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.

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