(Des Moines, Iowa) -- The Des Moines Public School District has a new superintendent as of today.
Former associate superintendent Matt Smith is serving as interim superintendent starting this morning. The Des Moines School Board unanimously approved a change to Smith's contract Tuesday night, having him start today instead of July 1st. Former superintendent Dr. Tom Ahart announced his resignation in February of this year.
The Des Moines School Board says Ahart will be paid through the end of the month.