MELN District Membership

Metropolitan Education Leaders Network (MELN) is designed to assist principals with continual development and renewal of skills and/or attitudes necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership.


MELN, formerly Metropolitan Principals’ Academy (MPA), is a Metro ECSU program. Metro ECSU members receive discounted pricing on MELN Membership. Site/District enables site or district members to participate in the MELN program components. This membership enables sites or districts to identify school leaders who will participate in the Site/District Membership Plan components listed below.

District membership list 2018-19

Membership Benefits

  • Leadership In-Service Series (Four half-day sessions)
  • Advisory Board Representation of MELN
  • Reduced cost for MELN Extended Learning Opportunities
  • In-Service Series follow-up opportunities

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Fee Structure

Select the tier level that best meets your site/district needs. Any participating member may send an alternate school leader or staff member to in-service sessions.

MELN Site/District Fee Structure of Membership Plan


Number of Seats Designated for Workshop Participation

Metro ECSU Member

Non-Metro ECSU Member


1 to 5




6 to 10




11 to 20




21 to 30




31 to 50




Application Form

Application Form (PDF) for Site/District Membership
In order to complete this fillable form, you must download and save it on your computer first.

Contact Information

Julie Frame, Executive Director, 612/638-1508,
Susan Frame, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, 612/638-1543,

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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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