Tuesday was the first day candidates could file to run for the school board, and School board member Tom Rose has announced he will not run for reelection.
After seven years on the school board, Rose's term will expire in April. Rose plans to focus on his private veterinary practice, but he said he will still be involved with education.
“I'll still stay involved in the school, especially involved in early childhood education and those types of things but I also see that there are, can certainly give an opportunity for other people that had expressed interest in serving on the board as well," Rose said.
The Columbia Board of Education visited three schools Thursday, two physically and a third virtually, to see how new technology is being used throughout the district.
At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student. Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary.