Metro ECSU offers network members time to meet on a monthly basis or bi-monthly basis. Each network was created in response to requests from member district staff. The meetings focus on the following pre-identified areas.

ELL (English Language Learners) Leaders’ Network

Join our network and identify and discuss the hot topics around ELL student achievement. Meeting five times during the school year, ELL leaders share experience, curriculum information, program models, instruction, and assessment for English Language Learners.

Friday Forum

Come and explore best practices in gifted education. This group meets five times per year, with the first meeting setting direction for the school year. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with gifted program coordinators from around the metro area.

  • Critical topics identified by network members such as acceleration, identification, response to intervention and affective needs
  • Gifted Program evaluation
  • State funding and legislation for identification, staff development and program design
  • Minnesota Department of Education’s vision and direction

Home School Liaison Network

School district liaisons to home school families are invited to join in the sharing of ideas, resources and concerns. This group meets four times during the school year.

Register online for a Metro ECSU network today!

Contact Information

Julie Frame, Executive Director, 612/638-1508,

Conference Room Rental

We offer state-of-the-art conference room rental services to both members and non-members. For more information go to the Conference Room Rental page.

Administrative Services

Metro ECSU provides administrative services to its members in several areas. For more information go to the Administrative Services page.

Metro ECSU Publications

During the school year Metro ECSU offers the Annual Class Size Study, Composite Calendar for All Metro Districts and edNews. For more information go to the Metro ECSU Publications page.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

View all listings and events offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page.

Event Calendar & Registration

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).

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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.

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