This Friday classes will start for Lafayette Parish Public Schools.  A few major changes are coming this year that will provide heightened security for the district as well as the students.

Sgt. Mark Francis, who supervises the school resource officers, says the Lafayette Parish school system will have one new full-time officer for Lafayette Middle and Paul Breaux Middle schools.

In addition, another officer will be stationed at the new N.P. Moss Preparatory school, which houses all the alternative education programs.

During last school year there were eight Lafayette police officers for the entire school system.  Those officers would rotate around to various middle and high schools.

One of the additional changes coming to the district is a pilot program for cameras on twenty-five buses.  The district's traffic director says it will be for the protection of the district, bus drivers and students.