MAY 12, 2006 - Posted at 8:16 a.m. CST
Hutchinson is calling for ``reasonable standards'' for the time
spent riding school buses by students living in rural and Delta
Hutchinson made a pitch for bus-ride standards three days after
the state ordered Paron High School to close, a move that could
mean long bus rides for students traveling to school at Bryant.
Hutchinson also called for the state to complete a study on
isolated schools and the impact of transportation times. The study
was authorized by the Legislature last year.
Hutchinson faces no Republican opponent in the May 23rd primary.
Attorney General Mike Beebe also is unopposed for the Democratic