*Per the WHS Student Handbook, students must have a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and no 'F' grades at the end of a term to be issued a work permit. 6-week progress grades may be taken into consideration. If a student's grades drop below a 2.0 GPA or a student has one or more 'F' grades, their work permit can and will be revoked.

How to get a work permit:

  • All minors under age 18 (unless a high school graduate or equivalent), including minors employed by parents, (Ed.C. 49141) must have a work permit. 
  • All Work Permits expire five (5) days after school starts and must be re-issued at the start of each school year or at the time the student obtains a new job. 
  • Work Permits are required all year, not just when school is in session. It serves as an age certificate and states the maximum hours a minor may work based on their age (Ed. C. 49160).
  • Work permit request forms are available in the WHS main office and on this page to the left. 
  • During the summer, work permits can be issued through the Willits Unified School District main office. 
  • Please fill out the work permit request form in it's entirety before turning it into your counselor.  This includes employer and parent signatures! A student must have an employer willing to hire them before a work permit may be issued. Turn the completed form into your counselor's inbox for review.

Hours Minors are Allowed to Work:

Ages 14-15 (School In Session)

  • 3 hours max. per day/18 hours per week.
  • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ages 14-15 (Summer):

  • 8 hours max. per day/40 hours per week.
  • 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Ages 16-17 (School In Session):

  • 4 hours max. per day/Mon.-Thurs.
  • 8 hours max. per day/Fri.-Sun.
  • 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. if no school next day.

Ages 16-17 (Summer):

  • 8 hours max. per day/40 hours per week.
  • 5 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Ages 16-17 (School In Session):

  • Enrolled in Work Experience.
  • 6 hours max. per day/Mon.-Thurs.
  • 8 hours max. per day/Fri.-Sun. 40 hours total per week
  • 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. (12:30 a.m. on days preceding a non school day).

For more information on work permits, visit the following website: Information on Minors and Employment