Students can obtain working papers in the main office. During the school year, when school is in session, please come to the main office between 9am and 1:00pm and then again from 2pm - 3pm.. During the summer students may obtain working papers from 9:00am to 3:00 pm. Please note, however, that the office is closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 during the summer.
If a student is under 18 years of age, he/she must obtain working papers in order to accept employment. The law has certain requirements concerning the type of work a student may do, the hours, and the conditions under which he/she may work. Applications and all necessary information may be obtained at the Main Office. Students must have had a physical within the last year.
If you are 14 or 15 years old: While school is in session, you can work a maximum of 3 hours per day on a school day and 8 hours on a non- school day, up to 18 hours a week total, and no more than 6 days a week. You are not allowed to work before 7 o'clock in the morning or later than 7 o'clock in the evening.
If you are 16 or 17 years old: While school is in session you can work a maximum of 4 hours a day Monday through Thursday, 8 hours on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 6 days a week for a total of no more than 28 hours. If your employer wants you to work past 10:00 p.m. and up to 12 midnight while school is in session, your employer must have your parent's written permission on a special form available from the Department of Labor.