The PACT Charter School Board of Directors agree 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 authority to fill that position by appointment. The Executive Directors and Authorizer Liaison act as advisors to the Board.

All 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.

The public can address the Board on topics they feel important during Open Mic with a time limit of two minutes. To participate, please arrive early to sign up as the time limit for all Open Mic speakers is 20 minutes.


Agendas are posted in advance of the meeting at the link below. Community members are able to observe the meeting, but can only speak during the Open Mic portion of the agenda.

School Board Meeting Agendas

Once approved, minutes of the School Board meetings are posted at the link below.

School Board Meeting Minutes


Board meeting recaps provide brief summaries of School Board meetings. Full meeting minutes are published online once approved. 

2020-2021 School Board Meeting Recaps

2019-2020 School Board Meeting Recaps

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Board Officers

Image - Joline Neilson

Chair | Parent

Joline Neilson
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Image - Alan Swanson

Vice-Chair | Secondary Teacher

Alan Swanson
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Image - Brad Lawrence

Treasurer | Parent

Brad Lawrence
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Voting Members

Image - Jason Busch

Director | Parent

Jason Busch
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Director | Teacher

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Director | Community Member

Image - Kelly Lemus

Director | Secondary Teacher

Kelly Lemus
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Image - Mary Levy

Director | K-12 Teacher

Mary Levy
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Image - Emily Nelson

Director | Elementary Teacher

Emily Nelson
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Director | Parent

Carl Sandmann

Board Advisors

Image - Amy Erendu

Executive Director of Education

Amy Erendu
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Image - Josh Nyquist

Executive Director of Building Operations

Josh Nyquist
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Image - Heather Ross

Authorizer Liaison

Heather Ross

Connect With 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



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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