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MUHSD Board of Trustees Fills Vacancy

Amalee Jayasinghe

The Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) Board of Trustees appointed Amalee Jayasinghe to the vacant Trustee Area 4 seat of the Governing Board at the Regular Board Meeting held Wednesday, September 9. The position was vacated recently when John Sweigard resigned last month due to moving out of Area 4. 

Jayasinghe was one of four eligible candidates who applied for the vacancy which was posted between August 24 - September 2, 2021. Rather than hold a costly special election, the Board opted to go with an appointment to fill out the remainder of the term which runs through December of 2022.

A plant manager for Scholle IPN, Jayasinghe has three daughters in the local public school system including a freshman at El Capitan High. Jayasinghe believes that her experience as a local employer gives her an understanding of what local high school graduates need in order to be successful in their life.

“As an employer who hires high school graduates from our community, I want to ensure that our students are set up for success whether they are headed to 4-year universities, technical/trade schools or straight into the working world,” said Jayasinghe. 

Jayasinghe will be officially sworn in during the Regular Board meeting in October.


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