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Rice Consolidated ISD District Information

  • Rice Consolidated Independent School District encompasses 437 square miles in Colorado County, Texas. It has an enrollment of over 1250 students attending six campuses.  District offices are located in Altair, Texas. The District has a 213 member staff, and is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees who serve staggered, three year terms.

  • The District provides services for Pre-K through 12, spending an average of $5,038 per student annually. It has a student/teacher ratio of 12.5 to 1 - below the state average of 16.1 students per teacher. It operates on an $15 million annual budget, levies an ad valorem tax rate of $1.2125 per $100 of assessed value, and has a property tax base of more than $593,000,000. The District offers no tax abatements.

  • Rice CISD is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency.  We are very proud of our schools and the successes they have experienced both academically and in extracurricular activities.  Our sports teams participate in University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 13-AAA & District 28-AAA. Rice CISD fields athletic teams in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, power lifting, cross country, tennis, golf, softball and volleyball.  Rice CISD is also home to an award winning marching and concert band program, a successful One Act Play program, a successful art program in high stakes competitions, and a very successful Future Farmer's of America program.


Statement of Non-Discriminiation

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination, Rice CISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including CTE programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, which incorporates and expands upon the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


The following district representatives have been designated to coordinate compliance with these legal requirements:

       Title IX Coordinator, for concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of gender: 

Bill Hefner, Superintendent, 1094 Raider Drive, Altair, TX 77412 979.234.3531

All other concerns regarding discrimination:  See the superintendent, Bill Hefner, Superintendent, 1094 Raider Drive, Altair, TX 77412 979.234.3531



En sus esfuerzos por promover la no discriminación, Rice CISD no discrimina por motivos de raza, religión, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en la prestación de educación servicios, actividades y programas, incluyendo programas de CTE, de conformidad con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmendada; Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; y el Título II de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1990 (ADA), según enmendada, que incorpora y amplía los requisitos de la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmendada.

Los siguientes miembros del distrito han sido designados para coordinar el cumplimiento
con estos requisitos legales:

     Discriminación Coordinador del Título IX, para preguntas relacionadas
     sobre la base de género y en relación con todas las demás preocupaciones:

      Bill Hefner, Superintendent
     1094 Raider Drive, Altair 77412

§504 Child Find Notice

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students.  For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator Melody Grigar at  979-234-3531 ext 1016 or by mail at PO Box 338, Altair, TX 77412


Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados

bajo la Seccion 504


Bajo la Seccion 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Seccion 504, favor de ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito Melody Grigar al numero 979-234-3531 ext. 1016, o por correo a la siguiente dirección:
PO Box 338, Altair, TX 77412

Rice CISD is actively seeking individuals to serve as parent, community and business representatives on the District Improvement Committee. Please contact Melody Grigar at [email protected] if interested.