N.Y. Education Law Section 4604
Continuing education adult schools


The board of education of each school district may establish and maintain day and evening schools for adults, the controlling purpose of which shall be to provide a general program of continuing education in all its aspects for the improvement of the civic, vocational and general intelligence of adults and to enable them to make a wise use of their leisure time. Such continuing education adult schools may be of the following kinds:


Citizenship schools providing instruction in English, civics, the common branches and other subjects which may increase the civic and general intelligence of foreign born, illiterate and non-English speaking persons.


General continuing education adult schools providing instruction in approved high school subjects, general cultural subjects, approved occupational subjects, music, dramatic arts, fine, applied and practical arts subjects.


Recreation and leisure time schools providing instruction in physical education, health education, sports, games, arts and crafts and leisure time activities generally.


The common council, council or board of estimate and apportionment of a city, the board of supervisors or other governing elective body of a county, the board of trustees of an incorporated village and the town board of a town may make appropriations to aid and promote the extension of education among illiterate and non-English speaking persons within the jurisdiction of such respective bodies.


The commissioner is authorized and directed to promulgate rules and regulations to provide for the notification of participants in adult continuing education schools of the emergency procedures to be followed in the event of fire.

Source: Section 4604 — Continuing education adult schools, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/4604 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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