WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 250 new laws went into effect earlier this month.
As students get ready to head back to the classrooms, many of these new laws will effect Indiana schools during the 2013-2014 school year.
Lawmakers say some new changes are coming to Indiana's school voucher program.
This fall, more students can get vouchers that will cover private school tuition costs.
Children can also now receive the vouchers without first attending public school.
However, State Senator Ron Alting said this issue will continue to be debated.
"We really have not done a good job to re-evaluate truly how the voucher system is working and how is it affecting public education," Senator Alting said.
Meanwhile, another new law will also help school districts fight bullying.
This law will require the State Department of Education to develop procedures for investigating and reporting bullying.
It could mean a fine or even sending that student that's bullying to juvenile court.
"It will change the way we report incidents," Superintendent of LSC Les Huddle said. "We're not sure if it will change our approach because we feel we have a pretty good approach and intervention programs in our schools for bullying situations."
Another new law will provide school districts with funding to hire school resource officers as needed.
As Purdue classes end for the semester, campus bar representatives and local law enforcement met to discuss what they noticed during the semester.
More than 45 kids got a special Christmas gift from the mayor of Lafayette.
Authorities make two arrests Monday night in connection with a counterfeiting case.