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School Spirit Pays makes it easy for businesses to make a difference in our community by supplementing local school funding. They do it without additional cost to businesses, consumers, or taxpayers. This is done through their credit card processing relationship with local businesses. In turn, parents, educators and other community members are motivated to shop at local businesses that support schools. A portion of every transaction processed is donated to Bishop Union High School through the Foundation For Excellence.

Spirit Pays 2018 PDFSchool Spirit Pays matches each businesses’ competitive processing rates, so there are no added expense to the business. The more local businesses get involved, the greater their mission of generosity is magnified in our BUHS. The Foundation believes in a cycle of mutual value, businesses help fund BUHS through their credit card processing with School Spirit Pays. Parents, educators and other community members are motivated to buy from local businesses that support our high school. As the number of School Spirit Pays businesses grow, funds for schools increase. Currently eleven businesses are participating with more signing on each day.

When you live in our community, you have a vested interest in maintaining a diverse and thriving economy of small businesses. They create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvements and promote community development. Property values increase and families are attracted to a community when local schools are recognized for the quality of their education. This can be achieved with adequate sustainable funding for our schools.

If you would like to catch the spirit and become a School Spirit Pays merchant, please contact the Foundation For Excellence, Darin Willey, 760-937-0030.

Our Mission

Businesses Supporting
School Spirit Pays

  • Anne Marie’s Gadgets, Gifts

  • Bishop Creek Lodge

  • Bishop Heating and Air
  • Britt’s Diesel

  • Brune Mortuary

  • Drs. Carter and Richman, Optometrists
  • Community Printing

  • Dean’s Heating and Plumbing
  • Devon’s Flower Patch

  • Great Basin Bakery

  • Laws Railroad Museum

  • The Meat House

  • Mountain View Animal Hospital

  • Mr K Automotive

  • Northern Inyo Hospital

  • Preferred Septic and Disposal

  • Right Way Pool & Spa

  • The Rubber Room

  • Sage Restaurant

  • Skyline Family Dentistry

  • Taqueria Las Palmas

  • Tri-County Fair

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The Foundation for Excellence at BUHS was formed in 1985 by a group of local business people who shared a concern over the inadequacy of funding for education in our local high school district. The corporation is conducted as a non-profit public benefit corporation.

Since its beginning,  the focus of the Foundation has been to promote, encourage and support educational programs at Bishop Union High School.

Funding has been achieved through annual fundraising events that have been generously supported by the community and funds received from School Spirit Pays. Each year the Board of Directors approves a project with the proceeds from the fundraising activities.

Together, with your support, we will continue to enhance the quality education at Bishop Union High School.


Fundraising Goal

Please help us reach our goal of $30,000!

Goal is $30,000 – We are at 39%