Membership Information

Membership is available to public school districts, community colleges and universities. As Metro Bureau members, schools and districts can take advantage of all Metro Bureau services including salary and benefit reports; benchmarking surveys and data collection, participation in seminars, conferences and workshops; and full benefits of our insurance and energy consortia.

Annual Membership Fees

Currently, the annual membership cost is $1,600 per institution plus 25¢ per pupil from the previous year's official enrollment count. The maximum school district membership fee is $3,950.

Why should our school district join the Metro Bureau?

At a time when funding is lagging and budgets are tight, membership in the Metro Bureau offers an unparalleled Return on Investment to our members by helping school leaders make the best choices for their districts.

Membership Services


  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Consulting
  • Benchmarking Surveys and Data Collection
  • Energy and Insurance Consortia
  • Superintendent Searches
  • Monthly Newsletters

Our members have access to experienced Metro Bureau directors and consultants as well as the Metro Bureau Business Partners, who represent a select group of experts in legal matters, employee benefits, personal investment, technology, mechanical contracting, construction and efficient use of energy resources, restoration services, employee development and campus safety and security. In most cases, consultation with our experts is without charge for Metro Bureau members.

As our mission states: We help schools manage their human and physical resources through regular collaboration with leaders in the field. The Metro Bureau is the only entity that convenes K-16 education leaders from all three Metropolitan Detroit counties on a regular basis through our Council of Chief Negotiators and Council of Academic Leadership groups.