Election 2020 | Call for Nominations


By Christine Erntson, marketing and communications coordinator
January 1, 2020 | 12:01 a.m.


Nominations for the School Board and Budget and Finance Committee are happening now! Complete the ONLINE NOMINATION FORM by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2020. Be sure to seek permission of each person you nominate. You may nominate yourself. If more candidates are needed, the Nominating Team will call on potential candidates.

Budget and Finance Committee Nominations:

All open seats for the Budget and Finance Committee are for three years (June 2020-June 2023). Open seats include 6 elected parents of a currently enrolled student. 

School Board Nominations:

All open seats for the School Board are for three years (June 2020-June 2023). Open seats include 3 elected parents, 4 elected teachers (1 Elementary grades K-6; 1 Secondary grades 7-12; 2 at-large any grades K-12); and 1 elected community member.

An individual will be considered qualified to run for the School Board as a parent or teacher representative if they have at least 12 months of experience at PACT. All candidates and write-ins must meet eligibility requirements at the time the election ends for votes for that candidate to be counted. In addition to the above qualifications, the following criteria are set forth for each of the outlined categories:

  1. Community Member: an individual who does not have any current connection to PACT or any previous connection in the last one (1) year. Connections to PACT are defined as anyone previously employed by or having an immediate family member employed by PACT, previously attended or having an immediate family member who previously attended PACT. The intent of the community member involvement is to provide an outside perspective for the benefit of PACT. The one-year time frame is intended to allow the development of an outside perspective if the person had previous ties to PACT.
  2. Parent: an individual who is the parent or guardian of a current PACT student. The parent member cannot be employed by PACT at the time of their nomination or for at least 12 months before nomination, or in any capacity during their Board term.
  3. Teacher: an individual serving in a current teaching capacity at PACT and anticipates the continuance of that status during the duration of their term. An Elementary teacher must fill the Elementary Teacher Representative, and a Secondary Teacher must fill the Secondary Teacher Representative position unless a qualified candidate cannot be found. Either may fill the At-Large Teacher Representative position.

Committee descriptions and PACT Bylaws are available on the school website. Visit Policy 201 - Election Policy and Procedures for Elected Committees for more information. The annual elections will be held online from April 24-28, 2020. 

2020 PACT Election Nominating Team:

  • Christine Erntson, Lead Clerk
  • Chelsea Fearing, Enrollment and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Brad Lawrence, Board Treasurer and parent
  • Mary Levy, Board of Director and K-12 teacher 

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7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303


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