What is SCRIP and how could it possibly help SPN? Scrip actually means anything used in the place of money. For us, we are talking about gift cards from local and national vendors. This is a program that allows each parent to make a choice each week to direct their normal purchases for essentials-milk, eggs, gas, clothing-to stores that will partner with our school: no selling, no extra expense, just focused spending. Spending that brings profit to our school.