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Summer Technology Assistants - Friday, May 12, 2017

The Benton School District has employed the following to assist with summer technology projects:

  • Sebastian Clark
  • Quinten Wells
  • Kodi Beggs

Brian Lowrance
Network Administrator
Benton School District

Password Complexity Requirement - Thursday, April 27, 2017

From this point forward, school passwords must meet the following minimum requirements when they are changed or created:

  • Must be 8 characters in length or longer
  • Must not have been used in the previous 5 password changes
  • Passwords must not contain the user's entire username or Full Name: 
    • The username is checked in its entirety only to determine whether it is part of the password.
    • The Full Name is parsed for delimiters: commas, periods, dashes or hyphens, underscores, spaces, pound signs, and tabs. If any of these delimiters are found, the Full Name is split and all parsed sections (tokens) are confirmed not to be included in the password. Tokens that are less than three characters in length are ignored, and substrings of the tokens are not checked. For example, the name "Erin M. Hagens" is split into three tokens: "Erin," "M," and "Hagens." Because the second token is only one character long, it is ignored. Therefore, this user could not have a password that included either "erin" or "hagens" as a substring anywhere in the password.
  • Passwords must contain characters from the following three categories: 
    • Uppercase characters (A - Z)
    • Lowercase characters (a - z)
    • One or more digits (0 - 9)
This will help ensure that passwords will no longer be accepted by our system that will not be useable with Google's system.  It will also further enhance security to accounts as many are now linked to cloud-based resources such as Office 365 and Google Drive.


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Welcome to the Benton School District Information Technology website.  This website is the hub for technology related announcements and events.  You will find links that are important to our staff, students, and parents. We hope that you will find this page informative and will check back often to remain updated on current and upcoming technology news.

--The Benton School District Technology Team--

Not pictured:  Natalie Tanner, Pat Gillespie

Check our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for questions and answers to common technology related issues, including our new email system.

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Board Presentation - Technology Dept. 2014 - Monday, April 14, 2014
Sherri Fite's presentation to the Benton School District Board of Education, April 2014 - Who is the Technology Department and what do they do? read more ...

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