School Board approves Marianna K-8 School redesign

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Monday night, the Jackson County School Board approved some changes to the new Marianna K-8 school.

Code requirements and the price to build have gone up over the last three years, so officials have tweaked the school's design.

The redesign takes the school from costing $67 million to around $50 million.

School board members approved the change order at Monday night's meeting. Now they're waiting on approval from the Department of Education.

"This team has put together many, many hours of work, meeting with various groups to determine what each part of this school should look like," Jackson County School District Facilities Director Stuart Wiggins said.

Wiggins said they've spoken with with everyone from ESE teachers to band directors during this redesign period.

"We met with a lot of pieces that go with Jackson County School Board to ensure that what we're designing will fit the needs of this school immediately and for the next 50 to 75 years," Wiggins said.

The new design for the school will be presented at the February 27th meeting at 5:00 p.m.