Marianna K-8 School's design and safety plans

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - At Tuesday night's Jackson County School Board meeting, officials released more information about the Marianna K-8 School's design.

They discussed the dining hall's capacity, as well as how the elementary and middle school students will be divided.

With the recent school shooting in Parkland and numerous school threats in northwest Florida, officials said safety at the new school is a top priority.

"We did discuss that we are making this as safe as financially possible and also as well as we can based on the current codes for safety and security and fire safety as well," Facilities Director Stuart Wiggins said.

Local law enforcement officials were also present at the meeting to learn more about the new school and its safety features.

"I think there's going to be some more talks on that with the recent school shootings and hopefully make it a safe school," Jackson County Sheriff's Office Captain Scott Edwards said.

The school is expected to be completed by May 2020. Classes will start in August of that year.