Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit

Since 1976, Metro ECSU has been helping schools and other government agencies fulfill their missions by delivering high quality services while reducing costs through collaboration.

Welcome to Metro ECSU's new website!

Our site is now mobile and more accessible for everyone! If you can't find the topic you are looking for, please check the "Site Map" under "Contact Us" dropdown menu or contact

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. For more information go to the Regional Workshops and Customized Services page.

On-Call AV Expertise

At Your Service, at Your Site Metro ECSU brings you a personal AV Handyman, Steven James, LLC, to provide quality, unbiased, non-vendor dependent service without full or part-time staffing costs. For more information go to the On-Call AV Expertise page.

Greater Minnesota Launch PAD

This program provides culturally affirmative psychological assessments to students (ages 0-21) who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind, who live in Greater Minnesota (outside the 7 county metro area) and attend a Minnesota public school. For more information go to the Greater MN Launch PAD 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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