482 - Nepotism Policy


PACT Charter School

Original Creation Date: September 24, 2013
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: April 2, 2020
Year Reviewed: 2019-2020


  • Immediate Family” means the employee’s spouse, registered domestic partner, child, parent, brother, and sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, mother and father-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or step-relatives or domestic partner-relatives in one of these relationships.
  • Relatives beyond “immediate family” – A relative may include aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first or second cousins.
  • Nepotism – Nepotism is favoritism shown to relatives by those with power or influence, especially in hiring, or favoring the relative in scheduling, promotions, salary or compensation, disciplinary issues, etc.



The immediate family members and those living together as domestic partners of current employees will not be employed by the school under any of the following circumstances:

  1. Where one of the parties would have authority, or practical power, to supervise, appoint, remove, or discipline the other;
  2. Where one party would be responsible for auditing the work of the other; or,
  3. Where other circumstances exist which would place the parties in a situation of actual or reasonably foreseeable conflict between the interest of one or both parties and the best interests of the school.

In other cases where a conflict or the potential for conflict arises, even if there is no supervisory relationship involved, the parties may be separated by reassignment or terminated from employment.

If two employees marry or begin living together as domestic partners, and as a result, the circumstances prohibited exist, only one of the employees will be permitted to stay employed with the school. The decision as to which employee will remain with the school must be made by the two employees within thirty (30) calendar days of the date they marry or begin living together as domestic partners. If no decision has been made during this time, the most recently hired employee will be terminated.

In considering the employment of an employee’s “immediate family” or a relative beyond “immediate family” members, the school must ensure that the relative has:

  • The appropriate education and or credential for the job
  • Outside work experience related to the position, and that,
  • The position is an existing and vital position with a published job description, determined pay and performance expectations

The position opening must be posted and the potential candidates vetted in accordance with the human resource policies and procedures of the school.

A potential employee has the responsibility to notify the hiring agent of any relationship to current employees.

All incoming employees shall be required to read and sign PACT’s nepotism policy upon employment.


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PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org


School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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