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Work Permits

If you are under the age of 18 and are working while attending high school, you need a work permit.


ATTENTION: Temporary changes have been made to the work permit process during distance learning. Effective as of August 7, 2020 until further notice.


Work Permit Application Forms are available:


Work Permit Process:

  1. Download a Work Permit Application Form
  2. Work Permit Application Form must be filled out completely by student, employer and signed by a parent/guardian 
  3. Student must email completed Work Permit Application Form to Ms. Caitlin in the Career Center,
    • Document can be scanned and attached as a PDF (preferred) or a picture can be taken and attached as a PNG or JPEG/JPG- most phones have scanner apps that result in a higher quality image
    • Please allow at least 48 hours to process
  4. If approved, the information is entered into Aeries and an Official Work Permit is printed and signed by the Assistant Principal or Principal
  5. Official Work Permit is returned to student via email
  6. Student is responsible for delivering Official Work Permit to employer


General Rules:

  • Applications must be completely filled out by the student, the employer, and signed by a parent before they can be processed by ECHS
  • We cannot accept applications without the student’s Social Security Number
  • We do not process applications for students that are not ECHS students—these students would need to contact the Educational Support Services office—Dora Jaramillo 760.966.7828


Approving Work Permits:

  • Schools are not required to approve work permits –it is a privilege for a student to be allowed to work while going to school.  School must come first.  Therefore our policy is:
    • Verify SS# and birthdate of student 
    • Check discipline issues
    • Check attendance issues
      • according to CA law, truant students cannot be issued a work permit
    • Check grades—should have at least a 2.0 GPA , no Ds or Fs. 
      • students with low grades/GPA’s may be granted a permit, but are flagged and monitored each grading period
    • AARC students must be approved by their counselor to work
  • Only the Assistant Principal or the Principal may sign work permits
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, no Ds or Fs, with satisfactory attendance & behavior or the permit may be revoked


Frequently Asked Questions—CA state law: State Law Website


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