The selection is made the fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Rick Early.
James R. Smith, pictured to the right, with Hillsboro School Board President Bill Meyers on the left, was made the interim school superintendent at the Hillsboro City School Board meeting Wednesday.
Smith will start January 1, 2014. He is currently the interim business manager for Finneytown Local School District in Hamilton County.
He replaces Rick Early, who is retiring.