Welcome to the School Department Front Desk Page!

The front reception desk is the first place visitors encounter at the administration building. The Receptionist/Switchboard Operator is part of the Business and Accounting Department and ensures that all guests are welcomed and directed to their destinations within the administration building. The front desk is also the central hub for incoming phone calls as well as assisting with registrations and lunch applications as needed. 

Major roles for the front desk include the issuance of working papers for students under eighteen applying to work in Rhode Island. The front desk also administers the textbook loan program for privately placed students. 

Title Responsible For Phone Number E-Mail
Maria Cordeiro Receptionist/Switchboard Working Papers, Private Placement Book Loan 401-729-6301 cordeiroma@psdri.net

Our Front Desk Receptionist/Switchboard Operator takes lunch at approximately 12pm and returns at approximately 1pm. During that time another Business & Finance Department Clerk staffs the desk. However if you need to inquire regarding the textbook loan program or other special services, please visit or contact the front desk before noon or after 1pm to ensure you reach the correct person. 

Textbook Loan Program
  • Textbook Loan Program




    Parents of Pawtucket residents pupils, attending non-public schools, who wish to borrow Science, Math and Modern Foreign Language textbooks and/or English Language Arts, History and Social Studies (Kindergarten through Grade 12) for the next school year should apply at the School Administration Building 286 Main Street, Pawtucket.

    Applications will be accepted from Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st between the hours of 8:30am to 12:00pm


    Those requesting text books must provide proof of Pawtucket residency as well as the correct title, author, publisher, ISBN number and the copyright date for each textbook. Textbooks must be on the list of approved by the State Department of Education. Paperbacks and workbooks are not included in the program. All textbooks borrowed last year must be returned before new request can be processed. Damaged or lost textbooks must be paid for before new books can be ordered.

    Please call Maria Cordeiro if you have any questions or concerns at 401-729-6301. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Textbook Loan Program Form
    Form for requesting textbooks through the loan program. Please click on and read all directions above before beginning this form.
Employment of Minors (Working Permits)
  • Rhode Island Dept. of Labor - Child Labor Rules
    Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) webpage covering child labor.
  • Intent to Employ a Minor Form
    This form is required to be completed by the Rhode Island employer that intends to hire the minor before working papers can be issued. Students working in Massachusetts cannot be issued Rhode Island working permits. 
  • Minor Employment in Massachusetts
    Please be advised that any minor working for a Massachusetts employer, even if the minor is a Rhode Island resident, must obtain Massachusetts working papers, processed by the school district that the employer is located in. The Pawtucket School Department cannot process working papers for Massachusetts employment