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Welcome to the Business and Finance Department

The Pawtucket School Department's Business and Finance Department welcome's you to our web page.  The Department consists of employees who perform all the accounting functions of the school department along with many other responsibilities.  They include budgeting, payroll, personnel, employee benefits, 403(b) annuities, employee attendance, Medicaid reimbursement, purchasing, billing, union negotiations, substitute teacher assignments and working papers.

It is the mission of the Business and Finance Department to provide accurate and reliable financial reporting to the School Committee, Auditors, R.I. Department of Education and the General Public as well as assist employees throughout the school district with business matters. 

Leadership Team


CFO Melissa Devine (left) with Supt. DiCenso receiving a High Energy Performance Schools award.

CFO Melissa Devine (left) with Supt. DiCenso receiving a High Energy Performance Schools award.

The Business and Accounting Department is led by:

Melissa Devine - Chief Financial Officer


Steven Fratiello - Controller




The W-2 forms recently distributed contained an incorrect employer identification number in Box 15.  The correct number is the nine-digit employee identification number (EIN) in Box b of Form W-2.  This nine-digit EIN should be entered in Column D of Schedule W of the Rhode Island tax return.  The error does not affect entries on your Federal tax return.

Please read the notice from the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation

Please email certpayroll@psdri.net with any questions.

Latest News from the Department!
  • New AFSCME Local 1352 Contract Ratified

    New AFSCME Local 1352 Contract Ratified



    A new contract agreement has been reached by both the union and the School Committee and ratified by the City Council, the agreement was effective January 1st. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) represents the school department's 'non-certified' employees, including Teacher Assistants, Clerks, School Maintenance and Custodians. 


    AFSCME Local 1352 Contract


    AFSCME Local 1352 Agreement Financial Impact Statement

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Special Alert!

Special Bulletin! 

Do not fall for the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams!!!

Each year the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen most prevalent tax scams. Please take some time to protect youself by viewing the videos below and/or visiting the IRS website.



Phishing & Malware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw7f7pO3CAM&authuser=0


Wifi Security: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWoWTh7x38&authuser=0


You can also read the February 1 IRS Bulletin IR-2017-15 here

School Committee Budgets
  • Request for Information Update

    Employees: Please use the following form to update your name, address and/or phone number.

    Click here to open form