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Board of Trustees Makes Appointment to Fill Trustee Area A Vacancy

Board of Trustees
Following applicant interviews during a special meeting on May 6, 2024, the Cypress School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Carrie Hayashida to fill the Trustee Area A vacancy resulting from the resignation of Brian Nakamura in March. Ms. Hayashida was administered the Oath of Office and will serve for the remainder of the term, which expires in 2024. To remain on the Board, she will be required to run for the next full four-year term in the November 5, 2024, election.

Under California Education Code, the school district governing board shall, within 60 days of a board vacancy, either order an election or make a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy. On April 5, 2024, the Board held a special meeting to review the options and reached a consensus to move forward with a provisional appointment. Ms. Hayashida was selected from a pool of four eligible applicants.

“It is my distinct honor to be appointed as the newest Cypress School Board Member, serving  Trustee Area A (King & Luther).  I look forward to connecting with students and parents, working with administrators and faculty, and shaping the future of elementary education with my fellow Trustees,” said Ms. Hayashida in a written statement after her appointment.

Ms. Hayashida has been a resident of Cypress for 28 years. Her three children attended Steve Luther Elementary School before moving on to Walker Jr. High School and Kennedy High School. She enjoyed serving as an active volunteer at all three schools. Currently, she is employed as the Chief Executive Officer of Vision Resourcing Group.

Board of Trustee meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the district’s administrative headquarters located at 5816 Corporate Avenue in Cypress. Agendas, minutes, and video recordings of regularly scheduled Board Meetings are posted on the district website at