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 Registration 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 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. 

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