Yes there is firmware updates to this machine need to look closer

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/firmware_hardware/superdrivefirmwareupdate.html

just because it is out of the box means nothing. Why they are called firm wear updates.

FYI : just to let you know sometimes thing that say they are dose not really mean they are. Look at this link below think you might want to look into this if you fixing thing and doing admin stuff at your school.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/secretfolder.html