Candidates for Board of Directors of the Columbus 493 School District must file for office before noon January 27..

Voters will elect three members to the board one from each of the three districts in the overall school district.

Position four-west district, the current position held by Bryon Spear.

Position five-Columbus city district. The seat is currently held by Rocky Mosier representing the city. However, redistricting in November 2006 changed the boundaries of the city district moving some of those into the west district including Mr. Mosier. There is no incumbent in Position five at this election.

Position Six-east district-currently held by Eddy Alford.

Those wishing to become candidates for a school board office have only one week to file at the office of the County Clerk .

The election will be held April 30.