Schools across the Northwoods and the state received millions of dollars in grant money to make their buildings safer this year. But a huge safety risk happens before your children even get to their schools.
Children have been hurt and killed in crashes at bus stops across the country, and drivers in the area say it's a problem here, too.
During one Lakeland Area bus's last stops of the day, a car zoomed by on Highway 47, completely disregarding the bus's stop sign. Apparently that violation isn't uncommon.
"As bus drivers in the United States, children are at danger every day," said Lakeland Area Bus Terminal Manager Kim Hazelett.
Hazelett was horrified when she heard three children in Indiana were killed after being hit by a car at their bus stop.
"It kind of hit a sore sport with me," said Hazelett.