FALLS TOWNSHIP A fact-finder has been appointed to assist with contract negotiations between the Pennsbury School District and its teachers' union, the Pennsbury Education Association, the district announced last week.

The fact-finder, whose role is to provide a third-party opinion on how contract impasses should be resolved, is scheduled to deliver a report on Sept. 28, the district said.

The opinion is not binding, and the district and the union can accept or reject any portion of it as negotiations continue.

Pennsbury and its teachers' union last agreed to a contract in 2013. That deal expired on June 30.

The district's solicitor, Michael P. Clark, said in a statement that current negotiations "have been productive." - Chris Palmer