Notes from the Perkiomen Valley School Board work session:
• The board approved appointing Barbara Launi as the Supervisor of Teaching and Learning. This is a new position, replacing the Assistant to the Superintendent position that was when Barbara Russell became the assistant superintendent.
According to the agenda, Launi will receive an annual salary of $105,800, prorated, with benefits; she will start on or before Nov. 7.
• The board approved a settlement between the district and Mallie, Falconiero LLP, awarding Perkiomen Valley School District $50,000.
• The board and meeting attendees watched a presentation on refinancing general obligation bonds. The board will take action on authorizing admininstration to work with Public Financial Management and Fox Rothschild LLP for the purpose of refunding a portion of the bond. The district’s savings will be approximately $200,000.
• The board approved leaves of absence and hires; next week they will take action on special education contracts, coaches and department chairs.