CSE & Pupil Personnel

Welcome

Tara C. Richards 
Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Mt. Pleasant Cottage School UFSD
1075 Broadway - PO Box 8, Pleasantville, N.Y. 10570
trichards@mpcsny.org
(914) 769-0456 ext. 1208

The Office of Student Services provides programs and services for students ages 5-21. Our program is committed to providing specially designed services and programs for all children, including children with educational disabilities.

Since our population of students varies throughout the year, we offer a broad range of offerings and services, which allows us to individualize each student’s education. Our goals are to collaborate with the residential agency, our community schools, and parents to establish positive relationships; to assist our students in reaching their academic potential; to encourage and support our students’ social-emotional growth, and to provide post-secondary planning in transition services.

All students in our program first enter our Ease of Entry program. Here we start to build a rapport with each student while verifying educational placement and special education services. All students are given an educational and social-emotional assessment for us to gain insight into their needs. All students are assigned a social worker or school psychologist to assist with their transition into the program. Additional related services include speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Our dedicated staff members provide a caring environment to ensure all students receive appropriate and equal opportunities for educational growth. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our programs and services.

We look forward to working with you and your child.