Franklin is a city-wide charter school – and thus has the expected congestion of cars and buses during normal pick-up and drop-off times. There are a number of transportation options available to families who cannot, or do not wish to, drive on a daily basis. RTA, private bus co-ops, and carpool options exist to help families navigate the daily drop-off and pick-up involved with a city-wide charter school.
NINTH GRADE: Drop your students at the front of the school. Follow Leon C. Simon Drive and enter at the first entrance of the parking lot. There are two lanes for parent use. Please be cautious as you exit as the lane merges into one. Additionally, be cautious as you exit the parking lot into oncoming traffic on Leon C. Simon Drive. The busiest times for drop off are 7:45 a.m. to 8 a.m., so budget some extra time to avoid the traffic.
10th GRADE: Use our service drive entrance. You will enter UNO’s campus at Milneburg Road off of Leon C. Simon Drive, then take a left at St. Anthony St. and an immediate left past Pontchartrain Hall into our service drive next to Falcon Field. Proceed down the service lane, and drop your students off at the bus lane.
11th & 12th GRADE: Follow the arrows to the second entrance in the gymnasium parking lot, and pull up as far as possible next to Falcon Field to drop off your students. Please exit at the end of the parking lot and turn right to exit the campus.
STUDENT DRIVERS: Drive down St. Anthony, and turn left into the UNO parking lot across the street from our gymnasium. Park forward-facing in the parking lot. Students who drive themselves can buy a parking pass from the security desk for $20 and park in the UNO student parking lot.
See a map of all of these options here.
All students at BFHS are provided the opportunity to use public transportation through the Regional Transit Authority, or RTA. We currently have a supply of tokens that we will use while transitioning to the Youth Jazzy Passes. The rider MUST live a mile or more from BFHS in order to use this free service.
Parents can request tokens by completing the BFHS Application for RTA Transportation Ecollect form in the parent PowerSchool portal.
Log in to the main BFHS PowerSchool portal (this will not be accessible in the app)
Choose "Ecollect Forms" from the left-hand menu
Click "BFHS Application for RTA Transportation"
Provide your electronic signature and choice of RTA token needs
Contact Derrick Allen in the main office with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org 504.286.2600
Student Parking: Students who register their vehicles may park in the student lot located across from school on St. Anthony Avenue. Students pay a $20 application fee and obtain a permit from the front office in order to park there; non-permit cars will be ticketed by UNO police. During school hours, cars are off-limits to students (unless they are driving to NOCCA).
Please note that the curb next to the building is a No Parking Fire Lane.
Private Bus Initiatives
In several parts of the city, parents have coordinated to offer private bus services for Franklin students. These cooperative efforts are organized and managed by parents.