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META is a service provider offering Category 1 and 2 services under the USAC E-rate Program’s guidelines.

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META is a service provider under the guidelines of USAC’s E-rate Program. We offer Category 1 and Category 2 services as outlined in the program. These are broad in nature and include data transmission services and internet access, voice services, internal connections, internal broadband services and basic maintenance of internal connections. META offers competitive rates based on USAC guidelines.

META offers many EMIS service options for ease of state reporting.

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The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) established the Education Management Information System (EMIS) in 1989 to serve as the statewide collection system for Ohio’s education. EMIS has four primary functions: 1) state and federal reporting, 2) funding and distribution of payments, 3) academic accountability system and 4) generation of statewide and district reports.

As part of our core service offerings, META provides our members with the knowledge, tools and expertise they need to report accurate and timely EMIS data to ODE and the Office of Civil Rights. Our EMIS core services include:

  • Helpdesk: Our Web Helpdesk ticketing system is available 24/7 for any questions that arise!
  • Training & Communication:
    • Workshops: These informative training sessions are open to all member district staff and are scheduled by META.
    • Workdays: More personalized than workshops, workdays are informative coaching sessions in which member district EMIS staff are able to get hands-on support from META’s team.
    • Standing Meetings: These events are targeted to help members prepare, validate and report data to EMIS. Attendees receive step sheets and other relevant documentation created by META.
    • Updates: META provides relevant and timely updates regarding EMIS reporting. Updates are provided on a regular basis via an established mailing list.  
  • Report Creation: META creates customized reports based on our members' needs. Member-specific customizations can be secured through META’s EMIS Extended Support. 
  • Monitor Required Reporting: META continuously monitors EMIS reporting requirements in order to keep members informed and compliant.   

Infinite Campus helps streamline student administration, enable stakeholder collaboration, and individualize instruction!

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Infinite Campus is the largest American-owned student information system (SIS). For 20 years, Infinite Campus has provided districts with tools to streamline student administration, enable stakeholder collaboration, and personalize learning. Infinite Campus is a comprehensive SIS with more core functionality than any other system. 

Infinite Campus enables districts to efficiently serve students and communicate instantly with their stakeholders. Data is entered once and is immediately available across the district. Since information is managed in one single SQL database, districts reduce costs and ultimately see a significant return on investment. 

PowerSchool allows educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and data.

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PowerSchool plays a central role in K-12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. It includes robust features and APIs that allow stakeholders to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect technologies relied upon in school offices and classrooms alike.

Easy-to-Use Administrator Tools:
PowerSchool provides the full range of features needed by administrators at the district and school level.

Powerful Teacher Tools and Resources:
PowerSchool includes a powerful gradebook and teacher tools that provide all the features teachers need in one place, making it easy to use and learn. All classes, rosters, student demographic information, grading periods, standards, rubrics and grade scales are automatically loaded into the gradebook. All data flows back to the central database in real time, providing all stakeholders, including parents and students, with instant visibility to assignments, scores, grades, comments and progress toward each standard.

Real-Time Student Data for Parents and Students:
PowerSchool parents and students have access to real-time information on grades, attendance, comments, assignments and scores directly from the teacher’s gradebook via the PowerSchool web portal and free PowerSchool mobile app. Parents may monitor their child’s proficiency on standards and register to receive immediate alerts specific to their child. In addition, schools can offer the parent and student web portal in 19 languages.

An integrated, web-based K-12 student information system built for Ohio districts to meet the needs of the entire school community.

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ProgressBook StudentInformation is an integrated, web-based K-12 student information system (SIS) built for Ohio districts to meet the needs of the entire school community. This SIS software has many modules for districts to manage their operations including:

  • Student enrollment and contact information
  • Medical records
  • Fees
  • Calendars
  • Discipline
  • Transcripts
  • Report cards
  • Attendance
  • Graduation eligibility
  • Proficiency assessments
  • State reporting
  • Course scheduling
  • Third-party application integration

META’s Utility Auditing Program has saved Ohio schools millions of dollars on their energy budgets!

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Utility auditing and energy reporting provides districts with the assurance that their utility bills are correct, rates are favorable, and that there are no building inefficiencies.

As part of this program, META creates a historical database of consumption and cost for electric, natural gas and water. We then search for errors and overcharges.

With 23 years of experience, our Energy Department has a proven procedure for verifying the billing accuracy and securing the proper utility rate via a utility cost recovery system. The procedure includes:
- Finding billing errors and recovering overcharges
- Changing utility rates when applicable
- Communicating abnormal energy use on a monthly basis
- Recommending deregulated electric and natural gas suppliers
- Verifying deregulated electric and natural gas savings

In an effort to achieve the goal of Energy Star (National Efficiency Standards), this program also provides an annual utility report to review how your buildings performed compared to prior years, and compared to similar buildings within other districts.

Start the school year off right.

META Solutions provides an engaging and personalized learning experience for today’s educators.

META Solutions has always operated with the belief that not all learners need the same thing at the same time. However, there are times when people need the over-arching concept, the big picture, or when there is an engaging expert that will inspire a group. We offer Professional Development Workshops for educators to do just that! 

Our Professional Development Workshops are delivered by experienced educators, and are designed to be high-energy, engaging and inspiring. Select from a variety of workshops, or allow us to design a custom workshop that fits your exact needs!

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Blended Learning Techniques
  • Project Based Learning
  • Learning Management Systems Selections
  • Learning Management Systems Implementation
  • Google Drive
  • Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
  • Personalized Instruction
  • Time Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Open Education Resources
  • Curate and Share Content
  • Not “Sage on the Stage” but “Guide on the Side”
  • Data Management
  • Conducting Action Research to Improve Instruction

*Discounted bulk rates available. Please call for customized pricing.

Become a META purchasing member and save on a variety of classroom and office supplies!

Classroom and office supplies have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on binders, paper goods, duct tape, batteries, special needs items and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Roll-out new initiatives faster and with more success when you pair your educators with experienced META PD consultants!

Itching to try new teaching techniques in the classroom but need assistance? Want to integrate new technologies into your curriculum, but need support? META Solutions offers educational coaching that pairs a teacher with an experienced professional development consultant who provides one-on-one assistance. 

Coaching also offers districts the opportunity to sustain initiatives by providing educators with the help they need. Coaching has made a large impact on districts who have implemented new educational models and have rapidly expanded curricular initiatives that would have otherwise been impossible.

Note: Coaching will need to be purchased in packs of 10 days. 

Join META's Purchasing Cooperative and save on audio visual products!

AV Carts, AV Lamps, Boomboxes, Camcorders, Disc Duplicator, CD Player, Digital Camera, Digital Media, SD Card, Flash Drive,DVD, Blu-Ray, Headphones, headsets, laminators, listening centers, loudspeakers, microphones, stands, mp3 player, overhead projector, document camera, pa system, public announce, projection screen, projector, tablets, televisions, high-definition

Audio visual products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of META's Purchasing Cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on AV carts and lamps, headphones, projectors, document cameras and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

As a part of our Employee Benefits Program, META purchasing members receive reduced rates and exceptional service!

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Employee benefit services have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on employee benefits including health, life, dental, vision, disability and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

Save on all of your interactive classroom needs as a META purchasing member!

Receive special rates on interactive classroom products through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Microsoft Excel provides the tools. We provide the training. It’s that simple.

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Are you currently using Microsoft Excel for your treasury, accounting, payroll or data management work? Perhaps you need a refresher course to brush up on your skills, or maybe you’ve been wanting to make the switch to Excel? Whatever your need, practical training can make a huge difference in the way you do business every day.

META’s Microsoft Excel training programs contain powerful tools to help you analyze, manage and share critical business data. These informative training sessions are guaranteed to increase your productivity.

The hands-on teaching method and relaxed environment makes learning easy, regardless of your skill level! Sign up today and receive Ashland University graduate credit for each workshop you complete.

Office supplies are available at special, discounted pricing through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Receive special rates on office supplies through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

For your purchasing co-op needs.

Bakery items are available to META purchasing members at deeply discounted rates!

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Bakery items have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on bread, dinner rolls, buns, bagels and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

High quality dairy products are offered to META purchasing members at discounted rates!

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Dairy products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on dairy products, including milk (various flavors and nutritional values), sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META's Food Program has some of the lowest pricing in the state of Ohio due to the collective buying power of nearly one million students!

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META's Food Program has some of the lowest pricing in the state of Ohio due to the collective buying power of nearly one million students!

As part of purchasing cooperative, food products have been competitively bid out and awarded to vendors. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on all commercial food items, as well as paper and plastic goods, small wares and chemicals. 

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive discounted pricing on LED and lighting. Join today and save!

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LED and lighting products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, LED, specialty lighting and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Save on all of your library needs through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Library supplies have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on various library items including dictionaries, hardcover and paperback books, audio visual items, textbooks and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META’s Natural Gas Program provides purchasing members with significant savings!

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Natural gas has been competitively bid out and awarded to a local vendor as part of the purchasing cooperative. Currently, 209 districts are participating in this program, which continues to save schools significant money!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive special pricing on administrative software nationally vetted by the AEPA!

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Receive special rates on administrative software through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META builds customizable database and web-based applications to meet the needs of your district!

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META Solutions’ development team can build a custom database application and/or enhance or customize current web-based applications. We have extensive experience with HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Oracle APEX, Oracle, MySQL, LAMP and WAMP.

META purchasing members receive deeply discounted rates on athletic and recreational lighting!

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Receive special rates on athletic and recreational lighting through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Athletic field turf is available at special, discounted rates through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Receive special rates on athletic field turf through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Join META's Purchasing Cooperative and save on audio visual products!

AV Carts, AV Lamps, Boomboxes, Camcorders, Disc Duplicator, CD Player, Digital Camera, Digital Media, SD Card, Flash Drive,DVD, Blu-Ray, Headphones, headsets, laminators, listening centers, loudspeakers, microphones, stands, mp3 player, overhead projector, document camera, pa system, public announce, projection screen, projector, tablets, televisions, high-definition

Audio visual products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of META's Purchasing Cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on AV carts and lamps, headphones, projectors, document cameras and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Members can purchase high quality AEDs at reduced prices!

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of META's Purchasing Cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on AEDs and associated products!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

Bakery items are available to META purchasing members at deeply discounted rates!

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Bakery items have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on bread, dinner rolls, buns, bagels and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META provides support and instructor training to create a resilient Cisco Academy Community!

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Academy Support:
The role of our Academy Support Center (ASC) is to promote the sustainability and success of its aligned Cisco Member Academies. Our goal is to create a resilient Cisco Academy Community that shares information and ideas, enhances our members’ skill sets, and improves the education of Cisco Academy students. The ASC Alliance is a team of highly qualified individuals who are knowledgeable within all areas of academy operations. Cisco provides educational opportunities and ongoing communication to ensure that advisors provide top-level support.


Instructor Training:

META Solutions’ Instructor Training Center (ITC) offers initial training, and follows up with 12 months of technical support. Our center provides ongoing Instructor Professional Development (IPD). Each academy may choose any ITC to meet their training needs.

Become a META purchasing member and save on a variety of classroom and office supplies!

Classroom and office supplies have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on binders, paper goods, duct tape, batteries, special needs items and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Classroom, school and instructional supplies are available at special, discounted pricing through META's Purchasing Cooperative!​

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Receive special rates on classroom, school and instructional supplies through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Compass provides a comprehensive solution for teachers in need of digital content.

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This solution is provided for those schools in need of quality online coursework. Suitable for supporting local online course programming or supplanting the need for textbooks in the traditional classroom, Compass content provides a comprehensive solution for teachers in need of digital content. Licenses include access to the vast catalog of Compass coursework.

Join META's Purchasing Cooperative to receive high quality copier paper at a discounted rate!

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Copier paper has been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on various types of copier paper, including regular, boise, vital, supreme, astro brights and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive deep discounts on copiers vetted by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).

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Receive special rates on copiers through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Save on all your custodial, restroom, break room and safety supplies as a META purchasing member!

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Receive special rates on custodial, restroom, break room and safety products through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Become a member of META's Purchasing Cooperative and receive reduced pricing on custodial supplies!

Custodial supplies have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on brooms, brushes, cleaners and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

High quality dairy products are offered to META purchasing members at discounted rates!

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Dairy products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on dairy products, including milk (various flavors and nutritional values), sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Looking for an organized, cost-effective document storage and retrieval system? Get OnBase with META Solutions!

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OnBase is a fully integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system that allows users to store, retrieve, route, manage, share and archive vital information from the volumes of paper documents stored in rooms and filing cabinets, all in a cost effective manner. This information is extremely critical to school district operations, audits and overall customer service.

Roll-out new initiatives faster and with more success when you pair your educators with experienced META PD consultants!

Itching to try new teaching techniques in the classroom but need assistance? Want to integrate new technologies into your curriculum, but need support? META Solutions offers educational coaching that pairs a teacher with an experienced professional development consultant who provides one-on-one assistance. 

Coaching also offers districts the opportunity to sustain initiatives by providing educators with the help they need. Coaching has made a large impact on districts who have implemented new educational models and have rapidly expanded curricular initiatives that would have otherwise been impossible.

Note: Coaching will need to be purchased in packs of 10 days. 

META purchasing members receive discounted rates and superior service through our electric program.

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Electricity has been competitively bid out and awarded to a local vendor as part of the META Purchasing Cooperative. The electric program has two available options – Phase I (fixed-rate) and Phase II (portfolio manager). Currently, 131 districts are participating in these programs, which continue to save schools significant money!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:

META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META offers many EMIS service options for ease of state reporting.

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The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) established the Education Management Information System (EMIS) in 1989 to serve as the statewide collection system for Ohio’s education. EMIS has four primary functions: 1) state and federal reporting, 2) funding and distribution of payments, 3) academic accountability system and 4) generation of statewide and district reports.

As part of our core service offerings, META provides our members with the knowledge, tools and expertise they need to report accurate and timely EMIS data to ODE and the Office of Civil Rights. Our EMIS core services include:

  • Helpdesk: Our Web Helpdesk ticketing system is available 24/7 for any questions that arise!
  • Training & Communication:
    • Workshops: These informative training sessions are open to all member district staff and are scheduled by META.
    • Workdays: More personalized than workshops, workdays are informative coaching sessions in which member district EMIS staff are able to get hands-on support from META’s team.
    • Standing Meetings: These events are targeted to help members prepare, validate and report data to EMIS. Attendees receive step sheets and other relevant documentation created by META.
    • Updates: META provides relevant and timely updates regarding EMIS reporting. Updates are provided on a regular basis via an established mailing list.  
  • Report Creation: META creates customized reports based on our members' needs. Member-specific customizations can be secured through META’s EMIS Extended Support. 
  • Monitor Required Reporting: META continuously monitors EMIS reporting requirements in order to keep members informed and compliant.   

META offers additional EMIS support to meet any district's need beyond the standard core service options.

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META offers additional EMIS support to meet any district's need beyond the standard core service options. The extensive list of services is fully customizable based on your need. Examples include:

  • Customized training
  • Contracted EMIS coordination (full and interim)
  • Individual contracted EMIS hours
  • Customized report creation
  • Extended onsite support
  • EMIS consultation / review
  • Data entry

As a part of our Employee Benefits Program, META purchasing members receive reduced rates and exceptional service!

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Employee benefit services have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on employee benefits including health, life, dental, vision, disability and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive reduced pricing and exceptional service through our Energy & Building Projects Program!

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With the continual increase in operational costs and decrease in budgets, it is more important than ever that energy projects are completed successfully and effectively. The purpose of the energy and building projects program is to ease phone calls, simplify the process, ensure maximum savings, and bring peace-of-mind to our purchasing members.

As part of the META Purchasing Cooperative, an RFQ was released to energy conservation companies. The selection process was conducted by voluntary school districts and one vendor was awarded. Purchasing members that have used the program have seen significant cost savings and successful project completion!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

META is a service provider offering Category 1 and 2 services under the USAC E-rate Program’s guidelines.

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META is a service provider under the guidelines of USAC’s E-rate Program. We offer Category 1 and Category 2 services as outlined in the program. These are broad in nature and include data transmission services and internet access, voice services, internal connections, internal broadband services and basic maintenance of internal connections. META offers competitive rates based on USAC guidelines.

Receive state and fiscal software support from a team of experienced, licensed Ohio treasurers.

State Software, Fiscal Services, USPS, USAS

META’s Fiscal Services Department consists of licensed Ohio treasurers and staff with extensive experience in providing fiscal software support for school districts. Our team will work closely with your treasurer and staff to assist with local and state supported software needs, including:

  • Uniform School Accounting System (USAS) and Uniform School Payroll System (USPS)
  • Staff and financial reporting (EMIS)
  • Equipment Inventory System (EIS)
  • All required local, state and federal reporting of support software
  • Automatic check reconciling with financial institutions
  • Spreadsheet loads – USAS, USPS and EIS

META's Food Program has some of the lowest pricing in the state of Ohio due to the collective buying power of nearly one million students!

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META's Food Program has some of the lowest pricing in the state of Ohio due to the collective buying power of nearly one million students!

As part of purchasing cooperative, food products have been competitively bid out and awarded to vendors. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on all commercial food items, as well as paper and plastic goods, small wares and chemicals. 

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Save on all of your school and office furniture needs as a META purchasing member!

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Receive special rates on school and office furniture through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Hardwood and synthetic flooring are available at significant cost savings for META purchasing members!

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Receive special rates on hardwood and synthetic flooring through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Ice cream products are available to META purchasing members at deeply discounted rates!

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Ice cream products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on ice cream products and novelties, including cones, sherbet, fruit bars and much more! 

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

*All ice cream products meet Smart Snack guidelines.


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Easily document K-12 programs including Special Education, Section 504, Gifted Education and Third Grade Reading with IEP Anywhere.

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IEP Anywhere helps educators document K-12 programs including Special Education, Section 504, Gifted Education and Third Grade Reading, and integrates with most major Student Information Systems. Additional benefits include:

  • Web-Based Software. Work from school, home or the coffee shop! IEP Anywhere runs on all modern browsers and platforms.
  • User-Friendly. IEP Anywhere includes a simple document authoring environment, collaboration features and caseload management.
  • Time-Saver. Store frequently used phrases and templates, instantly share documents with other staff, and automatically generate related documentation.
  • Support. A daily helpdesk is available to all users, as are online guides and onsite/online training.

Industrial arts and career supplies are available at special, discounted pricing through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

Receive special rates on industrial supplies through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Infinite Campus Premium Products let you send emergency notifications, achieve faster lunch lines, lower costs and increase efficiency!

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Infinite Campus Premium Products work seamlessly with Infinite Campus SIS so you can eliminate third-party systems.

Food Services

Campus Food Service streamlines cafeteria operations for establishing individual or family food service accounts, tracking food purchases and designing flexible menu layouts. Campus Food Service improves the efficiency of all food service employees through three easy-to-use point-of-sale options and simplifies state reporting.

Messenger with Voice

Campus Messenger simplifies communications to staff, students and parents through an easy-to-use web interface. Districts can deliver regular, content-rich communications via email, phone or text messaging. In addition, Campus Messenger with Voice, powered by ShoutPoint VOIP service, allows districts to use system data to immediately distribute a large volume of calls including emergency notifications.

Online Payments

Campus Online Payments is a reliable and secure electronic payment processing solution for both food service and fee transactions. Eliminate cash handling, reduce lost checks, improve cash flow, create office efficiency and enhance internal controls by using this product.

Infinite Campus helps streamline student administration, enable stakeholder collaboration, and individualize instruction!

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Infinite Campus is the largest American-owned student information system (SIS). For 20 years, Infinite Campus has provided districts with tools to streamline student administration, enable stakeholder collaboration, and personalize learning. Infinite Campus is a comprehensive SIS with more core functionality than any other system. 

Infinite Campus enables districts to efficiently serve students and communicate instantly with their stakeholders. Data is entered once and is immediately available across the district. Since information is managed in one single SQL database, districts reduce costs and ultimately see a significant return on investment. 

META’s library services together with INFOhio provides access to print and digital educational resources.

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With more than 75 years of collective experience in school library and technology services, META’s library services staff is extremely knowledgable in supporting student and teacher needs! We offer library software training workshops and together with INFOhio offer professional development on the most critical education trends. Webinars are recorded so you can still earn contact hours for CEU credit any time that’s convenient for you. Our software handbook is available online along with the INFOhio and Curriculum Toolboxes which present resources by instructional shift or special instructional needs.

School library software does much more than circulate books; it assists librarians in helping classroom teachers improve test scores by showing what students are reading. In addition, it hones in on specific reading and Lexile levels so that the right resources go to the right learner at the right time. As a value-added service, our library software can be used to track textbooks, computers and other types of equipment.

Our iSearch Local tool gives teachers and/or students a "one stop research site" to find materials in their own school library as well as digital resources (including quizzes, primary sources and informational text) to support Ohio's Learning Standards. These resources help educators teach early learners, address the Third Grade Reading Guarantee as well as problem solving, critical thinking and research which are the skills students need to succeed beyond high school.

Save on all of your interactive classroom needs as a META purchasing member!

Receive special rates on interactive classroom products through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

As a META purchasing member, you can order high quality kitchen supplies and equipment at special discounted rates!

Receive special rates on kitchen supplies and equipment through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META purchasing members receive discounted pricing on LED and lighting. Join today and save!

Incandescent, Halogen, Fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent (CFL), LED, Specialty Lighting (Exterior)

LED and lighting products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, LED, specialty lighting and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Save on all of your library needs through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Library supplies have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on various library items including dictionaries, hardcover and paperback books, audio visual items, textbooks and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive reduced pricing on live finger print and palm scans!

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Receive special rates on finger and palm printing through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META owners receive special discounts on maintenance and repair vendors vetted by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).

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Receive special rates on maintenance and repair operations through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Is your district being fully reimbursed from Medicaid? META has developed a service-based solution for optimizing your Medicaid Billing.

Medicaid School Program MSP, Billing Solution Documentation Program

Each year districts lose out on thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding for services they already provided. META’s Medicaid Billing Service is designed to provide Ohio school districts with a comprehensive solution for preventing under-billing. META provides a user-friendly tool and superior personalized support to guide districts throughout the process while maximizing reimbursements. META has helped districts receive up to a 125% increase in their funding.

Features of META's Medicaid Billing Service include:

  • One-on-one support from experts that will work with your district to get you the maximum reimbursement
  • Start-up assistance and staff training for successful implementation of the program at each school
  • Onsite mid-year review and technical assistance
  • Data verification and technical assistance for EzEdMed Online Portal
  • Fiscal management for compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Monitoring the accuracy of the billing system, including compliance for data and documentation within federal and state regulations
  • Freedom and flexibility to reallocate reimbursed funds to other programs and services within the district

Microsoft Excel provides the tools. We provide the training. It’s that simple.

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Are you currently using Microsoft Excel for your treasury, accounting, payroll or data management work? Perhaps you need a refresher course to brush up on your skills, or maybe you’ve been wanting to make the switch to Excel? Whatever your need, practical training can make a huge difference in the way you do business every day.

META’s Microsoft Excel training programs contain powerful tools to help you analyze, manage and share critical business data. These informative training sessions are guaranteed to increase your productivity.

The hands-on teaching method and relaxed environment makes learning easy, regardless of your skill level! Sign up today and receive Ashland University graduate credit for each workshop you complete.

Save on all of your mobile learning needs as a META purchasing member!

Mobile learning is becoming the new norm in today’s classrooms. Receive special rates on mobile learning solutions through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!

About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META’s Natural Gas Program provides purchasing members with significant savings!

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Natural gas has been competitively bid out and awarded to a local vendor as part of the purchasing cooperative. Currently, 209 districts are participating in this program, which continues to save schools significant money!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

Office supplies are available at special, discounted pricing through META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Receive special rates on office supplies through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META offers on-site technician services to meet your district’s needs!

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Our tier 1 service is designed to help with basic “break/fix” services for desktops, laptops and printers, and our tier 2 service meets the needs of networking and server requirements. Each tier can be customized to meet your needs. Districts can choose a schedule of 1-5 days per week, a blend of each tier and/or have multiple technicians on-site.

PLATO provides a comprehensive solution for teachers in need of digital content.

Online 7th-12th grade classes, web based curriculum

This solution is provided for those schools in need of quality, online coursework. Suitable for supporting local online course programming or supplanting the need for textbooks in the traditional classroom, PLATO content provides a comprehensive solution for teachers in need of digital content. Licenses include access to PLATO’s vast catalog of coursework.

META offers customizable onsite and extended SIS support options to ensure that all of your district’s needs are met!

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Our qualified staff offers onsite SIS support at your school buildings on designated service days. Service days are mutually agreed upon and scheduled by district and META staff in advance.

We also offer extended SIS assistance, which provides direct communication between META staff and district contacts. This option allows for additional district contacts to generate help-desk tickets in able to receive extended SIS-related support. 

PowerSchool allows educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and data.

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PowerSchool plays a central role in K-12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. It includes robust features and APIs that allow stakeholders to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect technologies relied upon in school offices and classrooms alike.

Easy-to-Use Administrator Tools:
PowerSchool provides the full range of features needed by administrators at the district and school level.

Powerful Teacher Tools and Resources:
PowerSchool includes a powerful gradebook and teacher tools that provide all the features teachers need in one place, making it easy to use and learn. All classes, rosters, student demographic information, grading periods, standards, rubrics and grade scales are automatically loaded into the gradebook. All data flows back to the central database in real time, providing all stakeholders, including parents and students, with instant visibility to assignments, scores, grades, comments and progress toward each standard.

Real-Time Student Data for Parents and Students:
PowerSchool parents and students have access to real-time information on grades, attendance, comments, assignments and scores directly from the teacher’s gradebook via the PowerSchool web portal and free PowerSchool mobile app. Parents may monitor their child’s proficiency on standards and register to receive immediate alerts specific to their child. In addition, schools can offer the parent and student web portal in 19 languages.

META Solutions provides an engaging and personalized learning experience for today’s educators.

META Solutions has always operated with the belief that not all learners need the same thing at the same time. However, there are times when people need the over-arching concept, the big picture, or when there is an engaging expert that will inspire a group. We offer Professional Development Workshops for educators to do just that! 

Our Professional Development Workshops are delivered by experienced educators, and are designed to be high-energy, engaging and inspiring. Select from a variety of workshops, or allow us to design a custom workshop that fits your exact needs!

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Blended Learning Techniques
  • Project Based Learning
  • Learning Management Systems Selections
  • Learning Management Systems Implementation
  • Google Drive
  • Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
  • Personalized Instruction
  • Time Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Open Education Resources
  • Curate and Share Content
  • Not “Sage on the Stage” but “Guide on the Side”
  • Data Management
  • Conducting Action Research to Improve Instruction

*Discounted bulk rates available. Please call for customized pricing.

An integrated, web-based K-12 student information system built for Ohio districts to meet the needs of the entire school community.

DASL, Progress Book, SI, Student Information System, SIS, core

ProgressBook StudentInformation is an integrated, web-based K-12 student information system (SIS) built for Ohio districts to meet the needs of the entire school community. This SIS software has many modules for districts to manage their operations including:

  • Student enrollment and contact information
  • Medical records
  • Fees
  • Calendars
  • Discipline
  • Transcripts
  • Report cards
  • Attendance
  • Graduation eligibility
  • Proficiency assessments
  • State reporting
  • Course scheduling
  • Third-party application integration

​Make the most of your ProgressBook Suite experience with GradeBook, SpecialServices, DataMap and VirtualClassroom.

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Make the most of your ProgressBook experience with these additional add-on products:

GradeBook

The GradeBook module makes managing the classroom and monitoring student progress much easier for teachers and administrators. GradeBook can be administered centrally and is equipped with online lesson plans, online grade book, attendance tracking, report cards and much more. It also includes control of ProgressBook Parent Access which allows parents and students to see student progress and grades online.

SpecialServices

The SpecialServices module simplifies special education documentation, progress tracking, educator collaborating and state compliance and reporting, allowing educators to spend less time on paperwork and more time in the classroom.

DataMap

As part of the ProgressBook Suite, DataMap is offered as a student analytics tool that collects years of trending and historical assessment data to provide teachers with specific, actionable benchmarks to teach and emphasize to students. Not only does this data help students gain differentiated instruction, but it also helps to improve standardized test scores and much more.

VirtualClassroom

VirtualClassroom is an online LMS built upon the ProgressBook application for seamless integration of lesson plans, assignments and grades. It gives teachers the ability to create standards-aligned content, collaborate with curriculum teams to co-author content, share content districtwide, as well as schedule, track and grade assignments.

Roofing and building envelope services and products are available to META purchasing members at significantly discounted rates!

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Receive special rates on roofing through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META purchasing members receive reduced pricing through our Savings Funded LED Program!

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The Savings Funded LED Program can be utilized by META purchasing members that don't want any up-front costs when upgrading to LED lighting. The awarded vendors were selected through the competitive bidding process by our Purchasing Advisory Group.

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Save money on school buses when you join META's Purchasing Cooperative!

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Buses have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on conventional school buses, vans, handicapped vehicles and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

META purchasing members receive discounted rates on marquees and scoreboards!

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Receive special rates on marquees and scoreboards through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Quality fire and security services are offered to META purchasing members at low rates!

security equipment, monitoring, fire alarms, elevators

Security and fire products/services have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on installation of security equipment and monitoring of fire alarms, elevators and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact the awarded vendor below.

Let META manage all of your server needs… from hosting to backup, recovery and more!

META offers cloud server hosting that allows districts to store all materials in the cloud. This provides easy access to users no matter their location.

META builds, manages and licenses the appropriate Windows and Linux server, and provides off-site backup and recovery for all non-critical business data. META also provides co-location services that offer physical rack space in our datacenter.

META purchasing members receive deep discounts on sports equipment vetted by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA).

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Receive special rates on sports equipment through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services! 


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size. 

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Save on all of your technology needs as a META purchasing member!

Receive special rates on technology purchases through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Track and court surfaces are available at a significant cost savings for META purchasing members!

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Receive special rates on track and court surfaces through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

META’s Utility Auditing Program has saved Ohio schools millions of dollars on their energy budgets!

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Utility auditing and energy reporting provides districts with the assurance that their utility bills are correct, rates are favorable, and that there are no building inefficiencies.

As part of this program, META creates a historical database of consumption and cost for electric, natural gas and water. We then search for errors and overcharges.

With 23 years of experience, our Energy Department has a proven procedure for verifying the billing accuracy and securing the proper utility rate via a utility cost recovery system. The procedure includes:
- Finding billing errors and recovering overcharges
- Changing utility rates when applicable
- Communicating abnormal energy use on a monthly basis
- Recommending deregulated electric and natural gas suppliers
- Verifying deregulated electric and natural gas savings

In an effort to achieve the goal of Energy Star (National Efficiency Standards), this program also provides an annual utility report to review how your buildings performed compared to prior years, and compared to similar buildings within other districts.

META’s hosted VoIP unified communications platform offers enterprise grade communications for your school or business.

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META’s hosted VoIP unified communication system is an enterprise grade Cisco™ VoIP system that brings the latest in IP telephony technologies and ease of management to your school or business. 

With a hosted Cisco™ unified communication system, you are free from the worries that plague a typical phone system. Using VoIP services, you can eliminate the majority of your current PRI/POTS line expenses. All of the servers required for your system will be housed at META’s data center, where they are maintained by trained professionals and monitored around the clock.

The Cisco™ VoIP product line includes basic handsets all the way through attendant consoles and Bluetooth enabled wireless video phones. Every phone also comes with Jabber™, an application that runs on all PCs and mobile devices. Jabber™ allows you to answer and/or place calls anywhere in the world. Features also include IM, Visual VoiceMail, Video and Webex.

In addition, META offers a hosted IP Clock/PA system that ties in with the VoIP system to bring you a fully unified communications platform. We can integrate with most SIP based devices, so the possibilities are endless. 

Schedule an on-site consultation or call 800-634-8828 for more information.

META purchasing members receive discounted pricing on walkthrough metal detectors!

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Receive special rates on walkthrough metal detectors through META’s Purchasing Cooperative and our partnership with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). As a purchasing member, you’ll receive deeply discounted pricing on nationally vetted vendors, products and services!


About the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA):
META Solutions’ partnerships with organizations such as the AEPA and the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) bring national purchasing power to META’s members, allowing them to take advantage of discounts offered through these affiliated organizations. The contracts obtained through these partnerships offer the best prices on quality products and premier services based on the needs of more than 35 million students in this national effort. Additional benefits include extensive school savings and a large variety of quality products and services that span across 45 commodity groups.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!

Our systematic approach for installation and support ensures that districts receive the most effective wireless network possible!​​

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Let META manage your wireless traffic so you don’t have to! META provides a fully supported Wireless AP Management solution that uses enterprise grade access points and features cloud control.

Our systematic approach for installation and support ensures that you receive the most effective wireless network possible! META first provides a free walk-through of your facilities to better understand the buildings' structure layout and the current network capabilities. We then provide an in-depth, hands-on training session on the cloud controller so you’ll be fully equipped to manage it after installation. Once your wireless access points are installed, the configuration from the cloud controller can be downloaded and you’ll be ready to go in just minutes!