about us

Based in North Mankato, Minnesota, the South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) programs and services are member driven to utilize resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible. SCSC is one of nine regional agencies called service cooperatives, established in 1976 by Minnesota legislation (M.S. 123A.21). 

SCSC may be viewed as a service extension of both the participating members and the representative state agencies. Financial support is derived from facilitation of programs and services and from membership dues. A Board of Directors composed of one appointed member and up to 12 elected members governs the service cooperative. The SCSC Chief Executive Officer is Les Martisko, Ph.D.

Jodi Sapp, Chairperson, Mankato Public Schools
Keith Wenner, Vice Chairperson, St. Peter Public Schools
Jim Grabowska, Treasurer, St. Clair Public Schools 
Mark Brandt, Sibley East
Kathy Carlson, Granada-Huntley-East Chain
Linda Leiding, Clerk, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial School District
Mike Pfeil, Truman Public Schools
Darla Remus, Sleepy Eye Public Schools
Matt Ringhofer, New UIm Public Schools
Cindy Westerhouse, Le Sueur County Office


Becoming a member of SCSC is easy and provides you with quick access to a variety of services. Membership is available to all government and educational organizations. Many growth opportunities are free with membership.
Our current membership is large and diverse. Cities, counties, public and private schools, faith-based educational organizations, and higher educational institutions are members of SCSC. As a member, you can select any service offered by SCSC. Some services are free with membership. Others are funded through a fee-for-service arrangement or through our many grant programs.


MSC LogoThe Minnesota Service Cooperatives (MSC) is a joint powers organization made up of eight of the Service Cooperatives in the state. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives performs planning on a regional basis and assists in meeting specific needs of clients in participating governmental units which could be better provided by a Service Cooperative than by members themselves.






South Central Service Cooperative
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003



Solutions for Schools
SCSC delivers programs and services to schools to help them use resources efficiently and economically and to develop capacity in educators and engage students in academic pursuits. We invite you to look at our Education Programs and Services Directory. This guide is an overview of the breadth of Administrative Services, Professional Development, Special Education, Teaching and Learning, and Student Programs available to our school partners. We have also included a matrix detailing members and their engagement. Please contact the SCSC staff person(s) listed for each program and service for more information on how SCSC might assist your organization. 

Do you have a challenge that’s not listed in the directory? Get in touch; it’s likely we have other members with the same need.