Before the opening of a school term or before operating a school bus or small vehicle, persons operating a school bus or small vehicle shall each year submit himself or herself to (a) an examination to be conducted by a driver’s license examiner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine his or her qualifications to operate such bus or small vehicle; and (b) an examination by a licensed physician to determine whether or not he or she meets the physical and mental standards established pursuant to state law. The cost of such physical examination shall be paid by the District. The school bus or small vehicle operator shall furnish the Director of Transportation of the Millard School District and the Director of Motor Vehicles a written report of each such examination on standard forms prescribed by the State Department of Education, signed by the person conducting the same, showing that he or she is qualified to operate a school bus or small vehicle and that he or she meets the physical and mental standards. Such permit must be received by the Director of Transportation of the Millard School District prior to the school bus or small vehicle operator being permitted to transport students or staff. If the Director of Motor Vehicles issues the special school bus or small vehicle operator’s permit, the holder of such permit shall have it on his or her person at all times while operating a school bus or small vehicle.
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-608