Governor picks Nebelsick to replace Lodmel

Last month Gov. Dennis Daugaard removed Tri-Valley school district superintendent Mike Lodmel from state government’s School Finance Accountability Board.

Daugaard took the action after Lodmel sent a letter promising a free laptop computer to any home-schooled student in his district that showed up at a district’s school for classes on Sept. 29.

Sept. 29 is the official counting day for school attendance under South Dakota’s state-aid formula.

The Legislative Research Council’s Register on Monday reported the governor selected Huron school district superintendent Terry Nebelsick to fill the open seat.

The School Finance Accountability Board sets state government’s rules for determining enrollment.

The Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee sent letters to the Tri-Valley superintendent and the district’s school board.

Lodmel responded with a three-pageĀ letter in which he explained the choice for the Sept. 29 date and suggested the Legislature take several steps to clarify state laws on enrollment counts.

In another appointment, the governor named Laura Scheibe to replace Tiffany Sanderson as a member of the South Dakota Workforce Development Council.

Sanderson recently resigned as director of career and technical education in the state Department of Education. Scheibe replaced her as division director.

Scheibe previously was office administrator in the department’s Division of Accreditation and Accountability under director Abby Javurek-Humig.