The school day for Lubbock ISD students will get a little longer next school year.

For the 2011-2012 school year, elementary schools will now begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 3:20 p.m. Currently, they begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Most middle and high schools will begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 4:05 p.m. Their schedule for this year is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The exception to the high school schedule is Lubbock High, which will begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and run from 8:25 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. on Fridays. Right now, they begin at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 4:15 p.m. except for Fridays, which currently end at 1:15 p.m.

The district says that the addition of 25 minutes to the elementary school day will provide more than two additional hours of instruction time each week. LISD also says that the new start and end times will make bus routes and communication more efficient.