For more informaiton, visit Cooperation Best on the distsrict website!

What is Cooperation BEST?
Cooperation BEST is our School Business Partnership Program. Through Cooperation BEST businesses and organizations are paired with schools or educational programs to assist in preparing our students for tomorrow. Partnerships are on-going, dynamic relationships that must be mutually beneficial for the school and the business.

The Cooperation BEST program was kicked off in January of 1995. The structure was developed through the combined efforts of Papillion La Vista Community Schools, the Papillion and La Vista Chambers of Commerce, and the Cooperation BEST Advisory Board. Since that time, all schools in the district have been partnered with a business or organization. Activities of the partnership program lead directly to the enhancement of student learning, while also promoting school and community involvement.

Cooperation BEST Mission:
Cooperation BEST enhances learning by connecting students and teachers to business partners to “better educate students for tomorrow”.

Who Can Participate?
Every school in the District and any business or organization may participate. Partnerships can be with the entire School District, selected buildings, and or with an individual department or classroom. As a result, the size of a company or organization does not matter. The only requirement is a commitment to assist with better educating students for tomorrow. Partnerships are designed to work with teachers to meet the needs and interests of the business or organization and the school involved.

Program Structure
School Business Partnerships are unique and based on the needs and resources of both the school and the business. Time, services, or resources may vary from partnership to partnership. To accomplish the mission of Cooperation BEST, the program utilizes the following categories of partnerships.

Community Partners
Businesses will:

School/Classroom Partners
Businesses will:

Contact Information
For more information, please contact:

Lois Erickson, Cooperation BEST Facilitator
Phone: (402) 537-6283

Cooperation BEST School Business Partners:
AAA Travel
AIM Institute
Achieve Physical Therapy
Alegent Health Midlands Hospital
Amazing Pizza Machine
American Family Insurance
American National Bank
Association of Builders and Contractors
BAE Systems
Baker’s Supermarket
Bank of Nebraska
Bank of the West
Best Buy
Blimpie Subs
Bounce U
Buffalo Wild Wings
Canoyer Garden Center
Champion Sport Karate
City of La Vista
City of Papillion
Coldwater Creek
Community Rehab Physical Therapy
Cox Communications
Creation Station
Deford Family Dental
DiGiorgio’s Sportswear
Discovery Academy
Don & Millie's
E & A Consulting Group
Edge Physical Therapy
Edward Jones
Eileen's Cookies
Envoy Inc.
Embassy Suites
Excel Physical Therapy
Family Fun Center
Fareway Foods
Fazoli’s Restaurant
First National Bank
Five Points Bank
Gallup Organization
Godfather's Pizza
Hampton Inn & Suites
Heartland Kids Inc.
Hillcrest Health Systems
Home Depot
Horace Mann
Huntington Learning Center
Immanuel Trinity Village
ITT Technical Institute
Jumpin Jax
Kassebaum ATA Martial Arts
Kinder Care Learning Center
Kinko’s/Fed Ex
La Vista Police Department
Lauritzen Gardens
Lowe's Home Improvement
Mable Rose Estates
Makovicka Physical Therapy
Marriott Hotels and Resorts
Martial Arts International
Metro Community College
Metro Stars Gym
Millard Manufacturing Corporation
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Nebraska Army National Guard
NE Organ Recovery
No Frills Supermarket
Northwest Bank
Office Max
Old Chicago
Omaha Beef
Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha Storm Chasers
Optimists Club
Oriental Trading Company
Panda Express
Panera Bread
Papillion Dairy Queen
Papillion Chiropractic
Papillion Junior Woman’s Club
Papillion Manor
Papillion Pediatric Dentistry
Papillion Police Department
Papillion Times
Papio Bowl
Papio Fun Park
Papio Greens
Papio-Missouri Natural Resource District
Pinnacle Bank
Pizza Hut
Planet Hair
Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits
Prairie Life Center
Purdue University Global
Ragazzi’s Pizza
Runza Restaurants Bellevue
Runza Restaurants La Vista
Runza Restaurants Papillion
SAC Federal Credit Union
Sarpy Community YMCA
Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
Sarpy/Cass County Department of Health and Wellness
Shadow Lake Collision
Shadow Lake Towne Center
Skate City
Spiral Solutions
Sports Clips
State Farm Insurance
Summer Kitchen Café
Sump Memorial Library
Super Target
Texas Roadhouse
Tri-V Tool and Manufacturing Company
Tropical Smoothie
Two Men and a Truck
Village Inn
Watkins Concrete Block Company
Wells Fargo
Xenon International School of Hair Design