Biking and Walking Infrastructure:
The cities of Louisville and Superior have invested a lot of resources to improve walking and biking infrastructure in the area around the Monarch campus. From the map, you will notice:
Four underpasses or overpasses to help bicyclists and pedestrians avoid traffic.
88th Street (between Dillon and St. Andrews Lane)
88th Street and US 36
US 36 just south of the hospital
Dillon Road (near the golf course)
Paved paths connect the Coal Creek Trail to the north to campus and the Highway 36 Bike Path to the south of campus (see the green lines on the map).
In September of 2020, Superior unveiled new, separated bike paths on 88th St. stretching from Shamrock to Campus Drive.
Monarch High has ample parking for bicycles on the west sides of both buildings.
Park and Walk:
For those families who live too far to bike or walk the entire distance to school, a park and walk (or bike) is an excellent choice to avoid the hassle of Campus Drive. Select a location outside of the inner circle of the map to have your student walk and bike from there. Check the map to locate a convenient path, marked in green, to the school.
Registering for the Bus:
Students who are eligible for school bus service must register on Infinite Campus to ride the bus. Students who are assigned to a route will receive a Bus Pass from their driver. The Bus Pass must be swiped every time a student boards or disembarks from the bus. Please do not send your student to the bus stop if they have not been approved to ride the bus.
Bus Driver Shortage:
Unfortunately, due to the current bus driver shortage, BVSD may not be able to transport all eligible students. If you are able to get your student to school on your own, we encourage you to decline bus service on Infinite Campus, in order to free up a space for a student with no other options.
After the school year begins, if there happens to be space on the bus, transportation-eligible students who initially declined bus service may request a spot on the bus by calling the Transportation Department.
Who is eligible for bus service?
Students with special needs who have a transportation clause in their IEP
McKinney Vento students
Students who live outside of the walk boundary:
Elementary (grades K-5): 1.5 miles
Middle School (grades 6-8): 2 miles
High School (grades 9-12): 2.5 miles
Space Available Application:
Students who are not eligible for the bus may apply on Infinite Campus, starting in August, for a Space Available seat. The Space Available program provides an opportunity for students who are not transportation-eligible to apply for a seat on a school bus, if there is available capacity. Space Available applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying for a seat on the bus via the Space Available program does not guarantee a seat on the bus. Please note, no new bus stops will be created for the Space Available program. Existing bus stops must be utilized.
While RTD does not have any regular routes servicing the Monarch campus it does operate an on-demand shuttle service called FlexRide in Louisville. RTD FlexRide is a book-ahead, on-demand transit service providing curb-to-curb transportation within the City of Louisville. Superior and Broomfield also have FlexRide shuttles. FlexRide shuttles must stay within their city limits of the municipality that they serve.
Click here for a video from Commuting Solutions on how to use the FlexRide.
RTD and RTDFlexride has reduced the local fare for student to 90 cents. This is a 70% discount from the adult fare. Youth tickets can be purchased at local King Soopers stores or via the RTD app.
This secure matching system will connect you with families in your neighborhood to share the responsibilities of going to school and back by carpooling, walking, biking or riding either RTD or the school bus together.
All BVSD schools have their own Schoolpool network. For login information for your school, contact BVSD at SafeRoutes@bvsd.org or Mia Bemelen at Way to Go (MBemelen@drcog.org).
Trip Tracker encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single family car transportation to BVSD schools. The program goal is to significantly reduce car traffic and associated air pollution in front of schools thereby enhancing student safety and health.
Students are rewarded monthly for walking, biking, carpooling and riding either the school bus or RTD. Students receive Trip Tracker dollars that can be used like cash at dozens of local businesses or donated to local non-profit organizations, including your school.
Trip data is collected monthly via a Google survey. The first Trip Tracker survey of the school year will be shared with families at the end of September and the final survey will be shared at the end of April. Once the surveys are tabulated each month, Trip Tracker dollars are sent to schools, typically mid-month, to be distributed to students.