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Student Work Permit Application Procedures

As an OUSD student, you have the opportunity to work during high school. You can earn money and gain valuable experience that will help you after graduation, too. Here is how you obtain a work permit.
 

Download a Work Permit FAQ here!



STEP 1. Find a job. When you have an offer to work from an employer, you will then need to apply for your work permit. Work permits will only be issued before employment begins for non-hazardous occupations and positions. You must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to apply for a work permit. You will need to have your employer's signature, your parent/guardian signature, and a school official's signature.


STEP 2. Pick up a Work Permit Application and a Verification of Grades and Attendance Form from the appropriate school site personnel listed below.
You can also download all the necessary forms at the bottom of this page.

                         School Site Contact Information
Castlemont High School
(also serving Rudsdale & Sojourner Truth)
Irma Fuentes
Attendance Office
639-1466irma.fuentes@ousd.k12.ca.us
Coliseum College Prep Academy  
 
Amy Boyle   Main Office639-3201amy.boyle@ousd.k12.ca.us
Fremont High School
(also serving Life Academy)
LaDale Cummings
Main Office
879-1141ladale.cummings@ousd.k12.ca.us 
McClymonds High School
(also serving Bunche High School)
Seira Fuentes
Room #104
273-2360seira.fuentes@ousd.k12.ca.us
Oakland High School
(also serving Dewey Academy & MetWest)
Muanglium SaechaoMain Office
874-3676muanglium.saechao@ousd.k12.ca.us
Oakland International High School
Edy Crawford
Alternative Ed Office
597-4294edy.crawford@ousd.k12.ca.us
Oakland Tech High School
(also serving OTHS Upper Campus)
Paulette Drawsand
Main Office
450-5400
paulette.drawsand@ousd.k12.ca.us
Skyline High School
Alisa Douglas
Asst. Principal's Office
879-3060
alisa.douglas@ousd.k12.ca.us


STEP 3. Complete the Work Permit Application with parent/guardian signature and attach a copy of your Verification of Grades and Attendance Form, complete with your school official's signatures. Please attach your most current grade report with GPA listed and record of attendance. Print all information legibly and accurately.

  • The employer must complete the "Employer" section.
  • No fax or copy will be accepted; the application must be original.

STEP 4. Return your completed Work Permit Application and signed Verification of Grades and Attendance Form to the appropriate school site personnel listed above. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Up to five working days are required to process the work permit.

PLEASE NOTE: Work permits are valid only for the dates indicated and for the employer indicated on your work permit. Each time you change employers you must request a new work permit.


  • When school is in session ALL OUSD high school student work permits will be issued directly from the school sites listed.
  • When OUSD schools are out of session (holidays and Summer Break) the Linked Learning Office, located at McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle Street, Room #104, Oakland, will issue ALL work permits to students. The phone number is: (510) 273-2360.
  • When school is in session, the Linked Learning Office, located at McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, will ONLY issue work permits to students who reside in Oakland and attend:
  1. a Private School
  2. a Parochial School
  3. a Charter School
  4. an OUSD middle school

                                           Summary of Work Permit Types

  • Regular work permit (green) for students with a 2.0 GPA and good attendance, issued for 270 days maximum
  • Regular "probationary" work permit (green) with a letter to parents, for students with a 2.0 GPA and weak attendance or grades, issued for 90 days initially, re-evaluated and re-issued for 3 to 6 months, or revoked.
  • Measure Y “waiver permit(salmon), issued for 270 days and 90 days, but no longer than 365 days
  • Workability work permits (blue) for Special Education students with an IEP
For more information, please call the Linked Learning Office at (510) 273-2360.


Work Permit Application Materials - Please download all three forms
Download Work Permit Cover Sheet here
Download Work Permit Application here
Download Work Permit GPA Verification form here
Last Modified on August 28, 2013