A ribbon cutting was held Thursday for Hastings High School's new science wing.
The public got a first look at the new addition after a ceremony.
Even with the project's $7 million price tag, school officials said it was a steal. They used both low and no interest bonds from the board of education and money from the American Recovery Act to keep the price down.
The new science wing is just one part of the project at Hastings High, but officials said it was one of the most needed upgrades.
"We had great science facilities for 1955, but they were never the right size and they couldn't accommodate both the classroom setting and lab setting," said Superintendent Craig Kautz.
The old science rooms won't go to waste. School officials said they'll be turned into regular classrooms.
The entire project is scheduled to be finished by the fall of next year.