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Grants and Special Revenue

Pawtucket School Department

Accounting & Grant Management

The Accounting & Grants offices are responsible for ensuring all school department funds are accounted for and reconciled with City Hall and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) using GASP accounting standards and RIDE's Uniform Chart of Accounts. The office also assists with the grant development and implementation in the Pawtucket School Department and ensures that both general accounting standards are met for grant funds as well as any and all special restrictions. 

Title Responsible For Phone Number E-Mail
Steven Fratiello
Oversees All PSD Accounting
Justin Coppa
Grants & Resource Manager
Federal Programs Accounting
Raymond Hill Staff Accountant General Accounting
401-729-6284 hillr@psdri.net

Grant Development Process and Timelines

All federal funds are included in the district’s Consolidated Resource Plan (CRP). Districts submit this plan to the Rhode Island Department of Education by June 1st for the fiscal year beginning July 1st and may amend this application one time during the fiscal year, in January.

Federal funds, restricted state funds, and private grants are allocated to accomplish district initiatives consistent with the intended uses and restrictions on these funds. These funds are allocated through several mechanisms, including a comprehensive needs assessment based on student achievement data and systematic classroom observation of pedagogy, as well as comprehensive feedback from principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members.

Federal and other grant funds allow the district to conduct professional development, improve curriculum, enhance classroom activities, purchase technology, and plan and implement school reform. These funds are used to train teachers and other staff, engage the parents and community, develop and implement a standards-based curriculum and curriculum frameworks, and provide supplemental educational services such as literacy clinics, additional assistance in elementary school classrooms, and after-school programs.

Yearly Expenditures (RIDE Data)
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Federal Resource Allocations
Major Federal Grants