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Administrative Services

Administrative Services

Metro ECSU provides administrative services to its members in several areas. Past and current activities have included administration of grants and contracts, project management, and multi-organization program coordination.

Administration of Grant Monies

Metro ECSU offers contracted services in the administration of district grant monies targeted for education. Metro ECSU partners with schools, handles the accounting and creates final reports for districts.

Metro ECSU's ParaPro Assessment Examination Site

Metro ECSU, through a joint venture with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to be named as an administration and exam site for the ParaPro Assessment Examination. The ParaPro Assessment Exam has been approved for use in Minnesota as a way for current or aspiring paraprofessionals to demonstrate competencies in reading, math and writing as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.

The ParaPro Assessment Examination is a computer delivered exam that consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. Approximately two-thirds of the questions focus on comprehension skills and knowledge, the remaining one-third focus on applying these skills in the classroom.

Advantages to using this value-added service through Metro ECSU

  • Flexible exam scheduling (morning and afternoon availability, Monday-Friday)
  • Access to a computer with pre-loaded exam-software
  • Conveniently located metro exam site
  • Test-takers receive their score immediately after taking the exam

Exam Administration Fee


To learn more about the exam process or to schedule an exam date and time, please contact Angela Skrade, 612/638-1528, angela. skrade@metroecsu.org

Cooperative Insurance Services

Metro ECSU partners with various insurance brokers in the areas of long-term disability, and life insurance. Members can receive significant cost-savings in the purchase of policies for their groups.

Facility Solutions – Plan, Build, Operate

Metro ECSU partners with ICS to provide innovative facility solutions that help you plan, build, and operate your building well. Customized services integrate the planning, funding, construction, and ongoing operations of facilities while helping you throughout all phases of a building project.

Levy and Bond Strategies

Metro ECSU partners with Rapp Strategies Inc, a full-service strategy and communications firm that has extensive experience working with school districts. Rapp Strategies has helped more than 45 school districts in the Upper Midwest develop strategies for school building projects and operating levy renewals and increases.

MN Service Cooperative Cyber Insurance Program

The private information you store isn’t the only thing at risk with a cyber attack; your financial outlook and the public’s trust in you is on the line as well. This program helps address the two most significant aspects of a cyber-security plan: pre-breach mitigation and post-breach response.

Contact Information

Administration of Grant Monies & Cooperative Insurance Services
Deanna Rothbauer, 612-638-1531, deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org

Cooperative Insurance Services, Facility Solutions, Levy & Bond Strategies, Cyber Insurance
Susan Frame, 612-638-1543, susan.frame@metroecsu.org
Executive Assistant/Office Manager

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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