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The Superintendent may, in writing, delegate the authority to issue work permits to an employee holding a services credential with a specialization in student personnel services or to a certificated work experience education teacher or coordinator. If the designee is not available, and delay in issuing a permit would jeopardize a student's ability to secure work, the Superintendent may authorize another person to issue the permit. (Education Code 49110)

The work permit shall contain: (Education Code 49115)

1. The student's name, age, birth date, address, and phone number

2. The place and hours of compulsory part-time school attendance, or statement of exemption, or the hours of compulsory full-time school attendance if the permit is issued for outside of school hours

3. The maximum number of hours per day and per week that the student may work while school is in session

4. The student's social security number

5. The signature of the student and the Superintendent or designee

6. The date on which the permit expires

Approval/Revocation of Work Permits

1. Before accepting employment, a student under the age of 18 who is subject to the state's compulsory attendance law, including students who have not yet graduated from high school or have not received a certificate of proficiency, shall obtain a work permit.

2. No work permit shall be issued until the student's parent/guardian, foster parent, caregiver with whom the student resides, or residential shelter services provider has filed a written request with the district. (Education Code 49110)

3. Work permits issued during the school year shall expire five days after the opening of the next succeeding school year. (Education Code 49118)

4. The Superintendent or designee shall revoke a student's work permit whenever he/she determines that employment is impairing the student's health or education, that any provision or condition of the permit is being violated, or that the student is performing work in violation of law. (Education Code 49164)

5. Whenever a work permit is issued by a principal or other designated school administrator, the principal or designee keeps a copy of each work permit he/she issues, along with a copy of the application at the school site. (Education Code 49110)

6. The Superintendent or designee shall periodically inspect the grades and attendance records of students granted work permits to ensure maintenance of academic progress and any additional criteria established in Board policy.

Whenever a work permit is issued by a principal or other designated school administrator, the principal or designee shall submit to the Superintendent a copy of each work permit he/she issues, along with a copy of the application. (Education Code 49110)

The Superintendent or designee shall periodically inspect the grades and attendance records of students granted work permits to ensure maintenance of academic progress and any additional criteria established in Board policy.

Permits to Work Part Time When School Is in Session

1. A student 16 or 17 years of age who has completed the equivalent of the seventh grade may receive a permit to work outside of school hours for no more than four hours on any day on which the student is required by law to attend school.

A student may receive a permit to work outside of school hours for no more than eight hours on any day on which the student is required by law to attend school and which immediately precedes a nonschool day.

2. A student 14 or 15 years of age who has completed the equivalent of the seventh grade may receive a permit to work outside of school hours for no more than three hours on any school day and no more than 18 hours in any week. (Education Code 49112, 49116)

3. If a minor has obtained an offer of employment in the entertainment industry, he/she shall request a work permit from the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, pursuant to Labor Code 1308.5 and 8 CCR 11752-11753.

4. If a minor has obtained an offer of employment in the entertainment industry, he/she shall request a work permit from the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, pursuant to Labor Code 1308.5 and 8 CCR 11752-11753.

5. Minors shall not be approved to work in environments declared hazardous or dangerous for young workers or otherwise prohibited by child labor laws. (Labor Code 1290-1298; 29 CFR 570.33, 570.50-570.72)

The limitations on working hours specified above shall not apply to students employed to deliver newspapers to consumers. (Education Code 49112, 49116)

Permits to Work When School Is Not in Session

Students over age 12 and under age 18 may receive a permit to work on a regular school holiday, during a regular or specified occasional public school vacation, and when the student is exempt from compulsory school attendance because he/she arrived from another state within 10 days before the end of the school term pursuant to Education Code 48231. (Education Code 49111)

Regulation SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California

revised: May 10, 2010