What is a Work Permit?
A Work Permit grants students permission to work while attending school. It is a document that contains the span of hours and work place restrictions that are unique to working minors. Work Permits are issued with the understanding that school is a minor's first and most important job. Having a Work Permit is a privilege that can be revoked at any time if it is determined by the school that a student is failing to progress towards graduation due to poor academic performance or excessive absenteeism.
Who needs a one?
All minors under 18 years of age employed in the state of California must have a permit to work.
What are the requirements to obtain a Work Permit?
Before filling out and turning in a Work Permit Request Form, students must make sure they meet the eligibility criteria. Students who do not meet eligibility requirements will NOT be issued a Work Permit and will be encouraged to apply the following quarter when grades and/ or attendance have improved.
- No more than 36 unexcused period absences
- A minimum 2.0 semester GPA
- No Fs
How Often Do I Renew My Work Permit?
Permits must be renewed at the beginning of every semester and before summer break. First Semester Permits expire on 1/27/2017. Second Semester Permits Expire 6/15/2017.
Can I Have More Than One Permit?
Yes, students can have multiple Permits, but the hours they are allowed to work daily must be split among the two jobs. Students cannot exceed the amount of hours they are allowed to work within their age group, although they may work at different locations.