REED CITY \u2014 On Monday, Reed City Area Public Schools\u2019 Board of Education recognized the work of two leaving members. Ed Raby, vice president of the board, lost his position in November\u2019s election. Scott Ridderman, whose term ends this month, chose not to run again. \u201cWe appreciate what they have done for RCAPS and what they have done for the community,\u201d said Tim Webster, RCAPS superintendent. Dan Boyer, board president, also thanked the leaving members. \u201cWe certainly haven\u2019t always agreed on every issue,\u201d Boyer said to Ridderman and Raby. \u201cBut when you disagree, you disagree like gentlemen. I really appreciated that about you both. This can be a really easy job or this can be a really hard job.\u201d The board members selected an unfortunate time to be on a public school board, Boyer said. \u201cIt\u2019s been a really hard job the length of time Ridderman and Raby have been here,\u201d Boyer said. \u201cBut every time we had to cut our budget, we tried to find ways to lean forward.\u201d The board presented a plaque to both exiting members. \u201cIt has been an honor and privilege to work with current and former board members,\u201d Ridderman said. \u201cI\u2019d like to thank the staff and our administration. Thanks to them, I think we have the number one school in the state, as far as I\u2019m concerned.\u201d Raby chose not to comment. Craig Goodman and Derrick Bookwalter will be welcomed to the board in January. Goodman\u2019s wife, DeAnna Goodman, is principal of G.T. Norman Elementary School.