Welcome to the Business Department

The Pawtucket School Department's Business 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


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

Related Departments

Latest Budget & Finance News

  • School Department & Teachers Alliance Reach Agreement on Band/Chorus Class Size

    School Department & Teachers Alliance Reach Agreement on Band/Chorus Class Size 


    The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) amends the current teachers contract to allow more flexibility for band and chorus class size in recognition of the important role music can play in a student's development.

Latest Payroll & Benefit News

  • Non-Certified Open Enrollment

    Full-Time Non-Certified Employees

    The month of July is the time to make changes to your health and dental coverage. 

    Open Enrollment begins July 1st and ends July 31st.

    Contact Terri Fleury in Benefits for more information. 

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 electronic form.

Per-diem, part-time hourly, stipend employees and any employees without a PSD account, please fill out either this online form or this paper form and submit it to the payroll office.​