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Metropolitan Educational Cooperative
Service Unit

The Smart Choice for Education Solutions

Welcome to Metro ECSU's website!

Metro ECSU, a nonprofit educational cooperative, was established in 1976 by the Minnesota Legislature to provide cost-effective, high quality education services and programs to public schools/districts, private schools and nonprofits in the Twin Cities metro area. This organization is member-driven and governed by a Representative Assembly and an Executive Committee. Find more information about our organization on the About Us page.

Metro ECSU
COVID-19 Response Information

Support for MN Public Schools: Regional Support Teams (PDF).
Health and Safety members: Important updates related to

Emergency Assistance for Non Public Schools (EANS)

Metro ECSU is the fiscal host for the federal EANS funds. EANS funds are available to non public schools to address education disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Metro ECSU MN Educator Relicensure Service

Is your Minnesota educator license up for renewal?
Are you not currently employed by a Minnesota school district? We can help!

Metro ECSU Partnerships

Metro ECSU partners with various vendors for cost-savings services and innovative solutions.

Cooperative Purchasing Services

A wide variety of products are available with our program, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. Vendor contracts are established through a formal bid process conducted by Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC).

Metro ECSU Membership

Active membership in Metro ECSU is open to each public school district which has chosen to join the cooperative by paying the appropriate membership fees. With membership districts can participate and vote in the governance of the co-op.

Regional Workshops and Customized Services

We offer a variety of regional workshops providing the opportunity to learn with educators from other schools and districts around the region.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

View the entire event listings offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page.

Calendar & Registration