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

Related Departments

Latest Budget & Finance News

  • Agreement with Local 1352

    A new collective bargaining agreement has been reached by both the union and the School Committee with the ratification of the City Council, the agreement, once ratified, will be retroactively effective July 1st 2018 through June 30th 2021. 

    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 94, Local 1352 represents the school department's 'non-certified' employees, including Teacher Assistants, Clerks, School Maintenance and Custodians. 

    'Redline' Contract Changes

    Fiscal Impact Statement



    *UPDATED 8/8/18 to reflect ratification by the Pawtucket City Council.

Latest Payroll & Benefit News

  • Tax Season Is Here

    Tax Season Is Here!

    The IRS has announced that they have begun accepting tax returns on January, 28th, 2019 for the 2018 tax year.

    The IRS has also announced the startup of this year's FreeFile program along with several enhancements. FreeFile is available to anyone who made less than $66,000 last year and is available at www.irs.gov/freefile



    W-2 forms have been processed and were released on Friday, January, 25th. Please contact your payroll clerk by email if you did not receive your W-2, please be as detailed as possible regarding any circumstances (having moved, etc) that may have effected your W-2 delivery


    The deadline for 1095-Cs have once again been extended to March 4th by the IRS. As a result, similar to the previous two years, you will not need your 1095-C form to file your annual tax return.  

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