GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. --- Hundreds of students toured McNair Elementary School on Friday in Browns Summit.
Students were shown around the school and their new classrooms by faculty and staff.
Even after several construction delays, Principal George Boschini said the wait was worth it.
"It has been worth it over these past couple months to just see the children come in the door this morning and their faces light up," Boschini said.
"There was never a day where I or the rest of the staff stopped to say 'whoa is our situation'. We have children for today and they are counting in us to provide them with the best learning opportunity."
McNair was supposed to be complete at the beginning of the school year, now more than 400 students will start their first day of classes Monday morning.
McNair has a capacity to hold approximately 700 students.
Principal Boschini said students and staff are most excited about the interactive technology now available to use in lessons that were not accessible in the temporary trailers.
"The staff was hired and selected with an understanding that technology would play a major role in teaching and learning," Boschini said.
In addition to new computers, McNair Elementary will also have Wi-Fi, interactive smart projectors, mobile devices, net books, document cameras and flat screen televisions.
Principal Boschini said parents and the entire community is welcome for their own tour of McNair Elementary Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for February 13 at 10 a.m.