Leadership of the Malverne school board changed hands Tuesday night as Dr. Patrick Coonan passed the torch to Danielle Hopkins, who will now serve as president.
Coonan, who was re-elected in May, will continue to serve on the board as a trustee, but he nominated Hopkins to take over his post. Trustees Karen Aker and Marguerite O'Connor were selected for the positions of first and second vice president respectively.
The board then voted unanimously to approve the three nominations and the new officers, along with Coonan and Superintendent James Hunderfund, took an oath of office.
They then accepted various appointments for the upcoming school year and administered the oath to District Clerk Lisa Ridley and Treasurer Arthur Venezia before wrapping up the reorganization portion of the July 12 meeting.
Check back later to learn what was discussed at the business meeting that followed.