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Kody Backman


Position:  Technology Coordinator

Email:  kody.a.backman@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266 ext 131

Education:  Trial & Error

About:  I grew up on a farm north of Souris where I was a tractor jockey for 10 years or so.  I moved to Minot and bounced around in a few different jobs before I found I had an aptitude for technology.  After spending several years in Minot I moved to Fargo looking for greener pastures.  I bounced around in a couple of I.T. jobs and finally settled in as a Linux Admin for BCBS of ND for several years.  The opportunity to work as a computer monkey for BPS came up and the allure of moving home was too hard to resist.  In the late winter of 2010 I moved back to the farm.

My wife Sara and I have two daughters, Samantha and Kaci.  In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with the family.

PowerSchool Parent Tutorials

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

I have created a few tutorials for parents in regards to PowerSchool, complete with pictures!! The topics covered are: Setting up a PowerSchool Account Setting up Email Notifications Adding Additional Students to an Existing PowerSchool Account PowerSchool for Android PowerSchool for iOS   You can access the tutorials from our webpage by going to Parent/Student Resources -> PowerSchool Tutorials, or by following this...

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Live Streaming Events

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

We have been testing out our live streaming equipment and process.  So far we have broadcast a volleyball game and a football game.  For our first attempts I believe we were successful.  There were a couple of connection glitches, but this basically told us to hardwire things and don’t depend on Wi-Fi.  Wi-Fi is solid technology, but for something like this we want to limit our points of failure. I have been very happy with the quality of broadcast we are able to put out compared to the cost of the equipment…it is quite a...

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