by Scott Neuffer

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March 14, 2013
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Tracking truancies on the ground

If Rod Smalley is knocking on your front door early in the morning, then you’re probably a middle or high school student who didn’t show up for school and has no valid excuse for sleeping in. If you don’t get up, his knocking will continue. In an interview last week, he said he won’t stop knocking until the student in question answers the door. Most students will answer the door, not because Smalley is a 235-pound former NFL linebacker who looks like he could rip the door off its hinges, but because they know that Smalley, the disrict’s 41-year-old dropout …

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