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Welcome to Work Experience

am i eligible for a work permit?

You do not need a work permit to look for a job. However, in order to comply with California labor laws regarding minors, once hired you must have a valid work permit before your first day of work. Minors who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent do not need a work permit. The Work Experience Office can deny issuing and/or revoke a work permit for the student that does not maintain an adequate GPA, attendance and/or has truancy issues.
(Cal. Educ. Code §49164)

In order to be eligible for a work permit, the student must:

  • Have and maintain a 2.0 (total non-weighted) GPA based on the most recent report card (Quarter/Semester). 
  • Have and maintain a 90% attendance rate. 
  • Have and maintain less than 6 periods of truancy. Parents/Guardians have 5 days to clear an absence with the Attendance Office. Uncleared absences are automatically converted to a truancy.

Once a work permit is issued, student records will be reviewed periodically to ensure students are adhering to the above requirements.

Completing the Forms

  1. Parent/Guardian and student sign and date the District policy regarding work permits.
  2. Student completes the top section "Minor's Information" of CDE Form B1-1 (application for a work permit) and must also sign and date the form.
  3. Parent/Guardian signs and dates the middle section of CDE Form B1-1.
  4. The employer completes the bottom section of CDE Form B1-1 and must also sign and date the form.

You may drop off the completed forms in the Work Experience bin located in the Main Office. Approved and issued work permits will be available for pick up in the Work Experience Office (Room D-8) on the Tuesday or Thursday following the day the forms were dropped off. 

A work permit may only be released to the student to whom it was issued.

Work permits are valid for one school year (unless revoked) and expire 5 days after the start of the new school year. 

Since each work permit is specific to an employer, the student must apply for a new work permit if they change jobs or intend to have more than one. 

Summer Work permits

Summer work permits will be issued starting June 7, 2021. 

Grades and attendance are not a factor when issuing a summer work permit. However, the summer work permit will expire 5 days after the start of the new school year.

If the student would like to continue working beyond the summer break, the student will need to apply for a regular work permit and MUST meet the eligibility requirements outlined above. If the student does not meet the eligibility requirements at the start of the new school year, their eligibility can be reassessed at the end of the next grade reporting period. 

Regular work permits will be issued starting August 9, 2021.

Hours - School in Session (Age 14-15)
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Weekly

Max. Hours

3 3 3 3 3 8 8 18

Spread of Hours - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Every Day of the Week

"School in Session" - Any week that has at least one scheduled school day.

The challenge is finding an employer who will hire at this age.

 

Hours - School in Session (Age 16-17)
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Weekly

Max. Hours

4 4 4 4 8 8 8 36

Spread of Hours - 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Until 12:30 AM if NO School the Next Day

"School in Session" - Any week that has at least one scheduled school day.

 

Hours - School NOT in Session (age 14-15)
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.  Sun.

Weekly

Max. Hours

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 40

Spread of Hours - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Everyday of the Week

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Spread of Hours - 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Summer Vacation Only) 

Everyday of the Week

"School NOT in Session" - Any week that DOES NOT have at least one scheduled school day.

The challenge is finding an employer who will hire at this age.

 

Hours - School Not in Session (AGe 16-17) 
Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Weekly

Max. Hours

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 48

Spread of Hours - 5:00 AM to 12:30 AM

Every Day of the Week

"School NOT in Session" - Any week that DOES NOT have at least one scheduled school day.

 

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Room D-8

Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Work Experience teacher & Coordinator
Teacher

Ms. Tammy Harter

tammy.harter@simivalleyusd.org

(805) 577-1400 ext. 6733

"I am passionate about
helping students with
their career choices."

Work Experience Secretary
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Mrs. Dalila Van Boven

dalila.vanboven@simivalleyusd.org

(805) 577-1400 ext. 6732

Work Permits