Professional Services

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Northeast Metro 916 provides specialized professional and contracted services that develop from the collaboration with member districts. These services impact general education and special education programs as well as support the administrative and operational needs of partner districts. By sharing resources, districts are able to receive cost-effective, expert and reliable services that are also open to non-member participation when the capacity is available.

Laserfiche document imaging

Northeast Metro 916 licenses Laserfiche services for document imaging, workflow, and more. Our license allows us to facilitate these services to member districts at a cost that is much lower than if they were to do it on their own.

Contact:
Elam Noor
Director of Technology
(p): 651-415-5504
(e): enoor@916schools.org

Joint purchasing

In an effort to further collaboration and to enhance public entities' buying power, Northeast Metro 916 has competitively bid and awarded joint purchasing contracts that are available for use by other public entities. Learn more.

Contact:
Pat Harris
Purchasing Manager
(p): 763-550-7143
(e): pharris@916schools.org

DMG membership

Northeast Metro 916 facilitates memberships to District Management Group (DMG), who are experts in school district management, so that our member districts can access their services at a reduced rate.

Contact:
Linda Zahradka
Executive Assistant
(p): 651-415-5657
(e): lzahradk@916schools.org

Transportation services

Northeast Metro 916 contracts with the Center for Efficient School Operations (CESO) to create efficiencies in bus routes for member districts. This way, students from multiple districts who attend 916 schools may board the same bus, saving all districts in transportation costs.

Contact:
Linda Zahradka
Executive Assistant
(p): 651-415-5657
(e): lzahradk@916schools.org

Individual district survey

Our member districts may at times wish to survey their residents before or after a levy referendum, or during other initiatives of interest to the greater community. Northeast Metro 916 reimburses members a portion of the costs of the survey once every three years.

Contact:
Linda Zahradka
Executive Assistant
(p): 651-415-5657
(e): lzahradk@916schools.org

Targeted services

School districts that do not have Area Learning Centers but do offer classes to students before or after school, during Saturday hour, or at other non-standard times, may choose to report these services through Northeast Metro 916 in order to claim necessary funding from the state.

Contact:
Jean Jordan
Director of Educational Services
(p): 651-415-5609
(e): jjordan@916schools.org