SASA – PUBLIC SCHOOLS 33. Closure of Public Schools
33. Closure of public schools.
(1) The Member of the Executive Council may, by notice in the Provincial Gazette, close a public school.
(2) The Member of the Executive Council may not act under subsection (1) unless he or she has
(a) informed the governing body of the school of his or her intention so to act and his or her reasons therefor;
(b) granted the governing body of the school a reasonable opportunity to make representations to him or her in relation to such action;
(c) conducted a public hearing on reasonable notice, to enable the community to make representations to him or her in relation to such actions; and
(d) given due consideration to any such representations received.
(3) If a public school is closed in terms of subsection (1) all assets and liabilities of such school must, subject to the conditions of any donation, bequest or trust contemplated in section 37
(4), devolve on the State unless otherwise agreed between the Member of the Executive Council and the governing body of the school.