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Transportation Department
Phone: (903) 845-4356
Fax: (903) 844-3357
Mission Statement 
The main priority of the Gladewater ISD Transportation Department is the safety of the children we transport. Every child on a GISD bus deserves to feel safe and secure and our drivers work daily to see that this is accomplished. Each driver goes thru a rigorous training process, is required to complete a 20-hour Bus Driver Safety Course and is CPR certified.


  Name & Email   Position
  McFarland, Steve
Transportation Director
Bishop, Becky
Transportation Secretary

Address: 721 Virginia Drive Gladewater, TX 75647
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About the Director

Steve McFarland has 13 years of experience in education with Bullard I.S.D.  During his initial tenure with Bullard I.S.D., he served as Custodial Supervisor and Transportation Director.  After a period of 4 years he assumed the role as Operations Coordinator, supervising Transportation, Custodial, Maintenance and Grounds departments.  Prior to working for Bullard I.S.D., he served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years.  Steve is married to Tonya and they have eight children and 16 grandchildren.  He considers it an honor and privilege to be at Gladewater I.S.D. He believes that transportation is the key to the start and ending of a child’s day. “It is our responsibility as drivers to insure we greet each student with a smile at the beginning and at the end of the day.  We are the first and last school person they will come in contact with, which can determine how their day will progress and end.  We, Transportation, need to be a “light” for our students." While not at Gladewater I.S.D., Steve is actively involved in his church and with his family.

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