Grants and Special Revenue

Pawtucket School Department

Accounting & Accounts Payable

Accounting is responsible for ensuring all school department funds are accounted for and reconciled with City Hall and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) using GASP accounting standards and RIDE's Uniform Chart of Accounts.  Accounting also assists with the grant development and implementation in the school department and ensures that both general accounting standards are met for grant funds as well as any and all special restrictions. 

The Accounts Payable Office pays all the bills and invoices for the school department as well as assists with processing purchases, the office also processes receivables. The AP office strives to establish and maintain positive relationships with all customers and suppliers, and to ensure that all authorized invoices are accurately paid in an efficient manner.

Title Responsible For Phone Number E-Mail
Steven Fratiello
Oversees All PSD Accounting

Grants & Resource Manager
Federal Programs Accounting

Raymond Hill Staff Accountant General Accounting
 Patricia Lithgoe Accounts Payable/Receivable   Local Fund Payables & All Receivables  401-729-6340
 Helen Connors Accounts Payable  Grants, Special Ed. & Maintenance Payable   401-729-6339

Grant Development Process and Timelines

All federal funds are included in the district’s Consolidated Resource Plan (CRP). Districts submit this plan to the Rhode Island Department of Education by June 1st for the fiscal year beginning July 1st and may amend this application one time during the fiscal year, in January.

Federal funds, restricted state funds, and private grants are allocated to accomplish district initiatives consistent with the intended uses and restrictions on these funds. These funds are allocated through several mechanisms, including a comprehensive needs assessment based on student achievement data and systematic classroom observation of pedagogy, as well as comprehensive feedback from principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members.

Federal and other grant funds allow the district to conduct professional development, improve curriculum, enhance classroom activities, purchase technology, and plan and implement school reform. These funds are used to train teachers and other staff, engage the parents and community, develop and implement a standards-based curriculum and curriculum frameworks, and provide supplemental educational services such as literacy clinics, additional assistance in elementary school classrooms, and after-school programs.

Accounts Payable Forms


Major Federal Grants

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