Middle and high school schedules will remain the same. They will add academic intervention time into the existing school schedule.
The district previously announced it would make in-person learning the default option next school year, though online options will be available for students.
APS also plans to return to a five-day-a-week schedule, instead of reserving Wednesdays as an at-home independent work day. That has been the practice since students began returning to school buildings in January.
Elementary school employees will be paid for the additional half hour, with funding to come from federal stimulus dollars.
Hourly staffers currently work a 37.5-hour per week schedule. They will be paid for 40 hours next school year, and receive overtime pay if they exceed that, said Skye Duckett, chief human resources officer.
Salaried employees will receive a stipend for working a longer day, though the district has not yet announced how much it will be.