4.8 Work Permits

Work Permits

Students ages 14 through 17 are required by law to possess a Work Permit in order to be employed. 

Work Permits for SFUSD students are processed using an online system, Informed K12. To apply for a work permit go to the SFUSD Transcripts, Student Records  & Work Permits website at sfusd.edu/records, click on the Work Permit section and click the link to start the application. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE ENTIRE WORK PERMITS SECTION FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS.

To complete the online applications students need the following information:

  • For identity purposes, students must use their SFUSD student email address
  • Students will need to input different email address for the parent/guardian AND the supervisor/employer- applications will not be processed without this information
  • Enter the first and last name exactly as it appears on your social security card
  • Social Security number
  • Proof of enrollment and grades (copy of latest report card including attendance)

For individual applications, please allow 2-3 days to process.  For large groups or organization applications, please allow 2 weeks to process.

Persons 18 years of age, who have graduated from high school, or who have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination do not need Work Permits. 

Also, a student shall not be required to obtain a work permit if they are self-employed; is working at odd jobs such as yard work and babysitting in private homes where they are not regularly employed; is a self-employed news carrier delivering newspapers to consumers on a regular route; is employed by their parent/guardian in domestic labor on or in connection with premises the parent/guardian owns, operates, or controls; or is otherwise exempted by law.

Please note:  Per Board Policy 5113.2, students must demonstrate satisfactory school attendance and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for a work permit during the academic year, but do not need to meet the GPA criteria to obtain a permit to work over the summer. Exemptions to the GPA or attendance requirements can be made by the principal when determined to be in the best interest of a student.

Information on federal and state labor laws for young workers is available online at:

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we/workpermitsforstudents.asp