The PACT Charter School Board of Directors agrees to uphold the mission of PACT to partner as parents, students, and staff to develop students of character and academic excellence. The Board provides overall direction for PACT's development and growth, evaluates the Executive Directors, approves all significant educational and operational policies, and monitors compliance.


The Board consists of parents, teachers, and a community representative. All members are elected to the Board unless an opening occurs mid-term, in which case the Board has the authority to fill that position by appointment. The Executive Directors and Authorizer Liaison act as advisors to the Board.

Open and Closed Meetings

All School Board meetings are open to the public, except those closed as permitted by law to discuss legal or personnel issues. Meeting notices and agendas are posted on the school website before the meeting.

Open Mic and Correspondence

The public can address the Board on topics they feel are important during Open Mic with a time limit of two minutes unless there is a unanimous vote to continue. To participate, please arrive early to sign up, as the time limit for all Open Mic speakers is 20 minutes. Complaints about individuals will not be allowed during open mic due to data privacy concerns and should follow the Complaint Policy. The committee chair will enforce this.   

Correspondence should be sent to the Board Clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting to be included in the meeting packet. The Board of Directors will not recognize anonymous communication.

Mailing Address

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW, Ramsey, MN 55303 
Phone: 763-712-4200


2022-2023 School Board of Directors

Board Officers

Image - Joline Neilson

Chair | Parent

Joline Neilson
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio
Image - Jason Tossey

Vice-Chair | Secondary Teacher

Jason Tossey
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio
Image - Brad Lawrence

Treasurer | Parent

Brad Lawrence
Term Expires 2025

Email  |  Bio
Image - Samanta Peltier

Secretary | Elementary Teacher

Samantha Peltier
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio

Voting Members

Image - Jason Busch

Director | Parent

Jason Busch
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio
Image - Michelle Jones

Director | Elementary Teacher

Michelle Jones
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio
Image - McDevitt

Director | Elementary Teacher

Jennifer McDevitt
Term Expires 2023

Email  |  Bio
Image - Ann Ostendorf

Director | K-12 Teacher

Ann Ostendorf
Term Expires 2024

Email  |  Bio

Image - Jennifer Rassett

Director | Community Member

Jennifer Rassett
Term Expires 2024

Email  |  Bio
Image - Carl Sandmann

Director | Parent

Carl Sandmann
Term Expires 2023


Board Advisors

Image - Josh Nyquist

Executive Director of Operations

Josh Nyquist
Email  |  Bio

Image - Paul Scanlon

Executive Director of Elementary Education

Paul Scanlon
Email  |  Bio
Image - Romelle Pornschloegl

Executive Director of Secondary Education

Romelle Pornschloegl
Email  |  Bio
Image - PACT Logo

Governance Analyst, Volunteers of America

Rod Haenke

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence: 763-712-4200, option 2
Fax: 763-712-4201


Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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