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.

Correspondence and Open Microphone

The public can address the School Board on topics they feel are important through correspondence or open mic.

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

An individual will have a time limit of two minutes to address the School Board at Open Microphone unless there is a unanimous vote to continue. To participate, please arrive early to sign up, as the time limit for all Open Microphone speakers is 20 minutes. Please know that the board welcomes comments, but they cannot respond. Comments that pertain to agenda items could aid in the Board’s discussion when they get to that agenda item later in the meeting. Complaints about individuals will not be allowed during open mic due to data privacy concerns and should follow the 426 – Complaints: Students, Employees, Parents, and Other Persons. The committee chair will enforce this.

Mailing Address

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

Agenda Notifications

To receive agenda and committee notifications via email, email

2023-2024 School Board of Directors

Board Officers

Image - Joline Neilson

Chair | Parent

Joline Neilson
Term Expires 2024

Email  |  Bio
Image - Ryan Heineman

Vice Chair | Parent

Ryan Heineman
Term Expires 2026

Email  |  Bio
Image - Nadine Johnson

Secretary | Community Member

Nadine Johnson
Term Expires 2024
Email  |  Bio
Image - Brad Lawrence

Treasurer | Parent

Brad Lawrence
Term Expires 2025

Email  |  Bio

Voting Members

Image - Jason Busch

Director | Parent

Jason Busch
Term Expires 2026

Email  |  Bio
Image - McDevitt

Director | Elementary Teacher

Jennifer McDevitt
Term Expires 2025

Email  |  Bio
Image - McShane

Director | Secondary Teacher

Griffin McShane
Term Expires 2026

Email  |  Bio
Image - Ann Ostendorf

Director | K-12 Teacher

Ann Ostendorf
Term Expires 2024

Email  |  Bio

Image - Jason Tossey

Director | Secondary Teacher

Jason Tossey
Term Expires 2026

Email  |  Bio
Image - PACT Logo

Director | Teacher

Term Expires 2025

Board Advisors

Image - Josh Nyquist

Chief Executive Director

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 | District Offices
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



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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