South Dakota - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
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State law establishes guidelines for school construction and building maintenance that may address student health and safety.

South Dakota Codified Laws 13-24-16 Sanitary facilities and utilities required for school buildings

It shall be the duty of every school board and the governing body of nonpublic schools to provide for the health conditions of the school by furnishing each school with sanitary facilities and a supply of water suitable for drinking, and to maintain sanitary conditions, and to install electrical service and adequate lighting facilities and a telephone when such services are available to the school, except that for a temporary school to be operated for less than one school term, the school board shall have discretionary authority to determine whether or not to install electric and telephone services.

South Dakota Codified Laws 13-25-1 Construction and maintenance of buildings in safe condition required

In addition to all other requirements provided by law, every public or nonpublic school, or private institution operating a school shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and shall be constructed, equipped, operated and maintained in a safe condition so as to provide for the safety of all persons employed, accommodated, housed or assembled therein, with respect to the type of construction and materials used, fireproofing, the number and types of ways of egress, aisles and passageways, stairs and fire escapes, wall openings, exits and exit signs, doors and doorways, shaft ways and other vertical openings, fire alarm systems, electrical equipment, flammable and explosive materials, heating systems and fuel storage, numbers of occupants, ventilation, and all other emergency protection.

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