Text Book Loan Program

The Mount Pleasant Central School District has standardized our textbook loan program procedures for all resident students attending a Private or Parochial (non-public) School.  The district will provide textbooks and/or workbooks used as primary sources of study material for New York State or local curriculum.  Summer or discretionary reading materials are NOT inclusive of this process.  

The parent or guardian of each student is responsible for submitting the required form.  Please submit one form for each child attending a non-public school.  All requests must be submitted by June 30 of the year preceding the school year of attendance at the non-public school.  Click here for more  textbook loan instructions . 

The books will be secured either new or used from the district’s inventory.  The parent/guardian will be contacted when the books are available for pick up at Mt Pleasant CSD, District Office, 825 Westlake Drive, Thornwood.

At the end of the school year, you are responsible to return ALL Books, excluding workbooks, to Mt Pleasant CSD, District Office, 825 Westlake Drive, Thornwood by no later than June 30.  If a book is damaged or lost, the parent or guardian will be responsible for replacing the book as new.  Failure to return any book on time will result in the prohibition of student eligibility for textbook loans in subsequent years.

We cannot proceed with your order until the form is completed in its entirety.

  

 

NEW YORK STATE TEXTBOOK LOAN PROGRAM

The loan of textbooks from the Mt. Pleasant Central School District to Mt. Pleasant residents attending non-public schools is governed by the regulations of the New York State Textbook Loan Program (NYSTL), Education Law §701, and the Somers Board of Education Policy #1740.  The administrative guidelines for the NYSTL program are contained, and incorporated by reference, in the Handbook on Services to Pupils Attending Nonpublic Schools published by the New York State Education Department.

ELIGIBLE MATERIALS - include textbooks and textbook substitutes, which may be hard covered or paperback books, newspapers or student manuals, which a pupil is required to use as a primary source of study material in a structured instructional environment (classroom).  Materials must be used for secular classroom instructional and educational purposes only.  Publications published by any religious denominations, religious organization or group that promote religious or ideological beliefs, even on a general level are disallowed.

MATERIALS NOT ALLOWED - include general supplies, equipment, furniture, toys and games, ancillary materials, reference materials such as encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases and general or special dictionaries, teacher’s editions, review books, duplicating masters and materials in kit form, supplementary textbooks, novels, fiction, magazines, newspapers, except as provided above, and audiovisual materials normally housed in the school library or instructional materials for short-term use by pupils;  tests and testing materials; internet online services.   

SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY - Materials loaned to resident non-public school pupils remain the property of the Mt. Pleasant Central School District.  Textbooks shall be returned at the end of the nonpublic schools academic year, but no later than June 30th.  Textbooks and literature books must not be written in.  If lost, defaced, damaged or destroyed, the textbooks shall be paid for in the same fashion as the students attending Mt. Pleasant Schools.  Parents will be responsible for reimbursing the District for the cost of the replacement material.

RESIDENCY AND REGISTRATION - Students attending nonpublic schools must maintain residency in the Mt. Pleasant Central School District in order to be eligible for the textbook loan program.  The District’s Registrar should be contacted for registration requirements and documentation of residency.  The Registrar, Ms. Lauren Gaudinier, may be reached at 914-769-5500 ext. 5110, or by email to lgaudinier@mtplcsd.org.

REQUESTING MATERIALS - NYSTL program requires that parents submit written request for the loan of textbooks.  Written requests should be made by June 30th of the year preceding new school year.  The Textbook Request Form must be submitted to: 

Mr. Andrew Lennon

Director of Business Administration

Mount Pleasant Central School District

825 Westlake Drive

Thornwood, NY 10594

QUESTIONS? - Should you have any questions regarding the loan of instructional material, please feel free to contact the Business Office at 914-769-5500