(HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — By the time you slow down in a school zone, a lot of children are already at school in Hutchinson. Twenty-percent of students go to school early to eat breakfast because they qualify for free and reduced meals. That's prompting the superintendent to seek an earlier start for 20 mile an hour school zones.
Superintendent Shelly Kiblinger will ask the Hutchinson City Council Tuesday to start the school zones at seven o'clock. Right now, they start at 7:30. A grandparent tells Eyewitness News she thinks it's a good idea because cars are driving too fast when her grandchildren head to school.
The Hutchinson City Council will discuss and vote on the issue Tuesday morning. The meeting starts at nine o'clock.