Some, however, are running to get away from problems on the bus.
"He's real hesitant to get on the bus and real hesitant to leave out the door in the morning. You know, just real hesitant to do anything that has to do with the bus, and he used to love buses," says one mother.
Five-year-old Michael says he has been getting bullied on the bus ride to and from his elementary school.
"They're big kids," Michael explains.
He is scared because the kids he says are picking on him are twice his age and twice his size.
Megan continues, "I've talked to the principal several times and it's just not working. It keeps going on, it keeps going on, it keeps going on."
Michael says he's not the only one.
"They say bad words to other people and they hit them," Michael continues.
Micheal's grandmother says she wants the best for her grandson but is running out of options.
"I just get frustrated. I just want to take him and not let him ever go anywhere but I can't do that realistically.They have to go to school, they have to learn," says Kim Hosier.
The family says something needs to be done about the issue of bullying... And it needs to be done soon.
"Maybe there will be less kids committing suicide because of bullying. Maybe there will be less kids coming home crying because they got hit," says Kim Hosier.