13-25-9. Authority to close or vacate school.

If any school governing body or other agency operating a school fails to comply with the order provided by § 13-25-7, and fails to demand a hearing, as is provided in § 13-25-8.1, after the time for the hearing demand has expired, or the time to comply with the order has passed, whichever is later, the state fire marshal may immediately close the school or school facility to further use or occupancy, and may vacate and place out of service the school or school building, or facility until such time as the order's requirements are fulfilled.

Source: SL 1959, ch 217, § 5; SDC Supp 1960, § 31.04C05; SL 1975, ch 128, § 165; SL 1991, ch 139, § 8; SL 2004, ch 17, § 22; SL 2021, ch 73, § 8.