PACT is all about partnering as parents, staff, and students -- and one way we do that is through committee meetings where we collaborate on everything from curriculum to policies, and so much more.

All committees, excluding the PACT School Board, meet on the same night! Some committees meet at 5 p.m. Then at 6 p.m. join us for our Community ImPACT information session. And then at 6:20 p.m., we break off into the individual committees and teams.

To get the most up-to-date committee schedules visit the rSchool Today School Calendar.

Get Involved

All stakeholders are welcome at committee meetings! If you would like information or to talk to someone about joining a committee, complete this form!

Stay Informed

The ImPACT E-Newsletter is a weekly email full of volunteer, committee, and donation opportunities for PACT families. It is published on Tuesdays during the school year and as needed over the summer.

Elected | Appointed Committees

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School Board of Directors

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.

2021-2022 Members:
Joline Neilson (Chair), Emily Nelson (Vice-Chair), Brad Lawrence (Treasurer), Sammy Peltier (Secretary), Jason Busch, Lindsey Ellison, Jennifer Rassett, Carl Sandmann, Jason TosseyJosh Nyquist (Advisor), Amy Erendu (Advisor), Heather Ross (Authorizer Liaison). 

Board Clerk: Christine Erntson
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Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) provides oversight of the finances and financial policies of PACT Charter School to ensure high integrity professional accounting practices are followed and provide effective communication related to financial matters. They also ensure prudent use of school funds and adherence to the approved budget while providing relevant information and guidance to the PACT School Board.

2021-2022 Members:
Deb Whitby (chair), Brad Lawrence (treasurer), Phil Johnson, Christina Kent, Kelly LaFrance, Josh NyquistJay Rosenthal, and Sara Whitby

Clerk: Christine Erntson
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District Advisory Committee

The District Advisory Committee (DAC) monitors the continuous academic and nonacademic improvement of PACT Charter School. The committee works with the administration, staff, and the committees of the School Board to analyze data and recommend rigorous academic standards as student achievement goals for school improvement.

2021-2022 Members:
Kasie Peters (chair), Brit Erickson, Jayme Lisell, Ella Hemp, Jackie Kohman, Griffin McShane, Sharon Stephens, Cheryl Swenson and Barb Anderson.

Clerk: Christine Erntson
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Facility Committee

The Facility Committee (FAC) provides guidance, oversight, and, when appropriate, specialized expertise to the institutional administration in the following areas: (1) Long-range physical planning; (2) Capital renewal; (3) Capital projects; (4) Facilities-related policies and procedures; and (5) Operations and maintenance. 

Current Members:
Josh Nyquist (Acting Chair), Pam BackowskiJason BuschLindsey EllisonAmy Erendu, Christine Erntson, Julie Grawey, Brad LawrenceJenelle Moehn, Matthew Nelson, Ben PoidingerToessawat Suparat.


*Various staff and parents will be brought in to meet/consult as needed.


Clerk: Christine Erntson
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PCS Building Company

The PCS Building Company is a legal entity that exists solely to hold ownership of any building PACT may build. PACT Charter School leases from PCS Building Co. so to take advantage of lease aid. PCS will finance the building through tax-exempt bonds. Selling bonds provides money to the PCS to purchase, renovate and/or build a new facility.

PCS Mailing Address:
PCS Building Co., 7250 East Ramsey Parkway, Ramsey, Minnesota 55303-6902

2021-2022 Members:
School Board Members: Brad Lawrence (chair), Emily Nelson, and Jason Tossey.
Community Members: Mary Levy and Loren Appleberry. 

Clerk: Christine Erntson

Open Committees | Teams

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Elementary Programming and Curriculum Committee

The Elementary Programming and Curriculum Committee (EPCC) make most program and curriculum decisions for grades K-6. They develop and review policy, oversee programs, and create task forces when needed to address specific areas of concern as they arise. They also review and approve curriculum, including videos, textbooks, music, etc., as well as oversee the development and maintenance of the school-wide scope and sequence.

All PACT stakeholders are members of EPCC.


EPCC Chair: Marcia Aas

Clerk: Marcy Tipton
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Secondary Programming and Curriculum Committee

The Secondary Programming and Curriculum Committee make most program and curriculum decisions for PACT grades 7-12. They develop and review policy, oversee programs, and create task forces when needed to address specific areas of concern as they arise. They also review and approve curriculum, including videos, textbooks, music, etc., as well as oversee the development and maintenance of the school-wide scope and sequence.

All PACT stakeholders are members of SPCC.


SPCC Chair: Nancy Sonntag

Clerk: Ann Ostendorf
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Special Ed Advisory Council

The primary purpose of the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is to provide a forum for parents and staff to share ideas, identify concerns, and advise the school, in order to improve services along with educational and extracurricular opportunities for children with disabilities.

Teacher members appointed by the Administration and open to all parents of PACT. The state of MN mandates the council include parents of students with disabilities.

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Administrative Teams

  • Extracurricular
  • Secondary School Spirit
  • Community Events and Outreach
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Elementary School Spirit
  • Community-Building Fundraising Event

Committee Information

Committee Officer Elections

PACT has two elected committees: School Board and Budget and Finance. Elections are held for these committee positions each spring. 

Officer positions on the rest of our open committees are elected from within the committee membership each spring for the following school year and should consist of one parent and one teacher.

Committee Communication

PACT uses Google Groups to share information about the work of committees. To receive email notification of meeting agendas and approved minutes for all our committees, please complete this form.

Committee Documents

Online publication of meeting minutes is offered as a convenience for one calendar year.

For public inspection of meeting minutes, handouts, and recordings, PACT maintains materials at 7250 East Ramsey Parkway, Ramsey, Minnesota. To make an appointment to view these documents or receive them electronically, send an email to the Lead Committee Clerk.

Lead Committee Clerk

Christine Erntson
763-712-4200  |  Email

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201

 

MAP & DIRECTIONS

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 | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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