Administration at Derby High School is getting help from the school board to deal with a shortage of school laptops.

Every student at Derby High is given a laptop as freshman.

When seniors graduate, the computers are turned in and given to the incoming freshman class. But this year, there 150 more students.

Thanks to the school board, the funding to purchase the new computers has been approved.

"You can do a lot more research online than you can in normal library so having that at the finger tips of the kids today will help in the future," said Matt Forney, Technology Director for Derby Public Schools.

150 Mac Book Airs will be purchased using money from the high school's technology capital contingency plan.