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

  • Welcome Back Minnesota Life!


    After a successful bid process, the school department has awarded a three year life insurance contract to Minnesota Life. Minnesota Life was a former provider for the school department prior to the most recent past contract with the Rhode Island Inter-Local Risk Management Trust. 

    Despite the ever rising cost of benefits, with effective financial management and bidding processes, the school department managed to reach an agreement with a slightly lower rate, saving money for both retirees and taxpayers alike. 

    Employees can expect the same service and do not need to take any action. If you wish to update your beneficiaries, forms can be found on this page below. Contact Terri Fleury if you have any questions. 

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.​