Welcome to the Business Department

Welcome to the Business Department

The Business Department is responsible for budgeting, accounting, payroll, employee benefits, medicaid reimbursement, purchasing and billing.

It is the mission of the Business Department to provide accurate and reliable financial reporting to the Superintendent, 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. 

The Business Department is led by:

Melissa Devine         Steven Fratiello 
Chief Financial Officer         Controller



Melissa Devine
Latest Payroll & Benefit News
  • New Roth 403B Available

    Effective July 1, Pawtucket School Department’s 403(b) Retirement Plan was amended to allow both pre-tax and post tax (Roth) contributions.  Previously, only the pre-tax investment option was available.  Most of our current approved vendors will offer both options. Please visit our 403(b) page for additional details.


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
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