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Board Policy 5113.2: Work Permits

Original Adopted Date: 05/10/2018 | Last Revised Date: 6/10/2021



The San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) recognizes that part-time employment can provide students with income, job experience, and valuable life skills and should be permitted to the extent that such employment does not interfere with a student’s education.   Before accepting any offer of employment, SBCOE students who are minors shall obtain work permits from the Superintendent or designee, regardless of whether the employment will occur when school is in session and/or not in session, unless otherwise exempted by law.

In determining whether to grant or continue a work permit, the Superintendent or designee shall consider whether employment is likely to significantly interfere with the student’s schoolwork. Students granted work permits shall be required to demonstrate and maintain a 2.0 grade point average and satisfactory school attendance, except during periods of extended school closure due to an emergency as described in Education Code 49200 and the accompanying administrative regulation.  On a case-by-case basis, the Superintendent or designee may approve a maximum work hour limit that is lower than the limit specified in law and administrative regulation.

Students with work permits may be exempted from attendance in a full-time day school provided they attend part-time classes.  (Education Code 48230)

Work permits shall be limited to part-time employment as defined by law, except when the Superintendent or designee determines that circumstances warrant the granting of a permit for full-time employment.

Any student authorized to work full time when school is in session shall be enrolled in part-time continuation classes.  A student age 14 or 15 who receives a permit to work full time shall also be enrolled in a work experience education program.  (Education Code 49130, 49131, 49135)