Welcome to the Business Department

Welcome to the Business Department

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

It is the mission of the Business Department to provide accurate and reliable financial reporting to the Superintendent's Office, School Committee, city leaders, independent 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.

The Business Department is led by:

Melissa Devine

Chief Financial Officer



Steven Fratiello



Business Department Areas

  • Budget & Finance
    School Department Annual Budgets, Fiscal Statements, Vendor Contracts and Related Information
  • Payroll & Benefits
    Employee Payroll and Benefit Information, Employee Forms, Employee Contracts and News
  • Accounting, AP & Grants
    General Accounting, Accounts Payable/Receivable and Grant Program Information
  • Front Desk
    Working Papers and Textbook Loan Program

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Latest Payroll & Benefit News

  • Important Notice

    Important Notice

    It has come to our attention that some employees have received an email with the subject line “ERSRI Support for Pawtucket School Department Personnel”.

    This email offers a free one-on-one consultation regarding retirement. While the very bottom of the email states “All licensed representatives are not employees of the district or ERSRI.” Some may still be misled by the subject line, the reference to the recipient as “employee” and other inferences.

    We want to make absolutely clear that the business soliciting with this offer is not sponsored by, contracted with or approved by the Pawtucket School Department, we have also confirmed that they are not approved by the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) despite any references in the email.


  • First Paycheck Date

    First Paycheck Dates

    Certified (21PP) - 09/06/19

    Non-Certified (21PP) - 09/13/19

Request for Personal Information Update

Request for Personal Information Update

Full-time employees and part-time employees with a PSD gmail account, please use this ‚Äčelectronic form.

Substitutes, Part-Time & Stipend Employees, please visit Substitute Central