Student Employment & Work Permits

  • Student Employment

    Per Ohio law, work permits are required for all students under the age of 18 who want to work during the school year. Students who are 14-15 years old must have permits to work any time.

    To receive a work permit, a student must complete an application form, obtain approvals from their potential employers and from parents or legal guardians; provide a birth certificate to show proof of age; and, a current (within one year) physician's signed and time-stamped certificate. 

    Information from Ohio Department of Commerce about Minor Work Permits  

    Note: Hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 remain in place for minors during any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday, such as Spring Break, and the prohibited and hazardous occupation restrictions also still are active for minors during this closure.

    How to get a Minor Work Permit

    1. Download and print the Minor Work Permit application form (Ohio calls it a "pre-application") to gather necessary information and approvals from potential employers and parents or legal guardians. 
    2. Return the completed application and required documents to Ms. Wilma Byrd in the high school front office.