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Ridgewood Local Superintendent Rick Raach is pictured by a sign that he is very proud of, and rightly so! The sign is regarding the Ridgewood School District's "Excellent" district rating. This is also is a positive note for Raach's record as he is retiring from the school system after 30 years of service. "It's all been good. I have really enjoyed working with the Ridgewood staff and students. This is a great place to work, and educate students. I will miss seeing everyone," Raach said. He said he has no definite plans at this point. His retirement is effective July 31. Debbie Kapp-Salupo will be working as interim superintendent until a replacement for Raach is hired.