New laws for school buses picking up and dropping off students have a lot of educators concerned.

The law, which takes effect on August 1st prohibits bus drivers from picking up or dropping off students in locations where they would have to cross traffic lanes.

Desoto Parish Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley tells KEEL News "we are working to get clarity with the authors of the bill to see if there is any relief we might be able to get from this". But he adds, logistically, this close to the beginning of school, it's somewhat of a nightmare to re-route all the buses." Desoto Parish students return to the classroom on August 5th.

The new law could cause a big increase in school bus costs and travel times across Louisiana.