Work Permits During Summer 2020

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Students Currently on a Work Permit

The safety and health of our students is our number one priority. Since the re-opening of businesses and local shelter-in-place orders may fluctuate, we encourage families to contact employers to ask about social distancing and hygiene procedures. The SBUSD follows the guidelines provided by our state and local officials.

For the most up to date information about re-opening California, please visit the state’s Resilience Roadmap web page.

Students wishing to obtain a Work Permit

The Santa Barbara Unified School District recognizes that during the summer, students may wish to apply for a Work Permit, and will issue new Work Permits to students who meet eligibility guidelines.

  • Work Permits Issued at School Sites: April, 2020 – June 5, 2020
  • Work Permits Issued at the District Office: June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020

In addition to the Work Permit Application form (B1-1), students will also be required to have their prospective employers complete an Assurance of Health and Safety Form which can be completed electronically, or submitted at the same time as the Work Permit Application (B1-1).

As the CDE and CA Employment Office continue to require wet (not electronic) signatures on all Work Permit documents, the SBUSD strongly cautions students, employees, and families to take all measures of health safety precautions when obtaining the required signatures.

Links to Necessary Documents and Resources

Process for obtaining a Work Permit:

  1. Students must complete the Work Permit application (also known as B1-1 form) with all wet (not electronic) signatures from their potential employer, and their parents.
  2. Students have three ways to submit their Work Permit Application (B1-1):
    1. Drop-Off at District Office: Students can drop off their Work Permit Application at the District Office, 720 Santa Barbara Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If no one is at the front desk to receive the Work Permit, students and families can use the Work Permit Drop Box, located on the district reception desk.
    2. Drop-Off at your School: Students can drop off their Work Permit Application (B1-1) at their school site, and the staff at the school site will send the Work Permit application through district mail to the District Office. Please allow additional time for the Work Permit to arrive at the District Office to be processed.

      Attention: CTE / Work Permits

    3. Mail directly to the District Office: Students can mail their Work Permit application to the District Office. Please allow additional time for the Work Permit to arrive at the DO to be processed.

      Attention: CTE / Work Permits
      720 Santa Barbara Street
      Santa Barbara, CA 93105

  3. Students should have their potential employer complete the Assurance of Health and Safety form. This can be done with the electronic form or with a paper form. If the employer is using the paper form, this should be submitted with the Work Permit Application (B1-1). Work Permits will not be issued to students without a copy of this form on file.
  4. Once the Work Permit Application (B1-1) is approved and the Assurance form has been received, the student will be notified that a Work Permit has been issued. A complete permit will be mailed back to the student via the US Postal Service to the address provided on the Work Permit application form.
  5. Students are encouraged to keep a digital record and personal copies of all their work documents.

Please allow for one week of turnaround time for the work permit to be issued. Since staff are still conducting most of their work remotely, there will not be someone at the district office to process the permits on a daily basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will SBUSD continue to process new work permit requests during the period of school closures and over the summer?

Yes. SBUSD will process work permits during the period of school closures and over the summer.

Work Permits Issued at School Sites: April, 2020 – June 5, 2020

Work Permits Issued at the District Office: June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020


Are there specific criteria that students must meet in order to obtain a work permit?

Yes. Only students age 12 and older may receive work permits. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. If a student does not meet the eligibility criteria, the student should connect with their counselor and principal at their school of attendance to consider developing a support plan.C/NC grades earned in Spring 2020 will not affect a student’s GPA. For student’s who chose letter grades in Spring 2020, those letter grades would be included in their GPA.


Are there limits on the number of hours that students may work during the summer?
Yes. Please see below. The hours listed are for the summer only, when school is not in session. Work permits issued during the school year have different guidelines.
12-13 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 40 hours per week.
14-15 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 40 hours per week.
16-17 years old: 8 hours per day, up to 48 hours per week.

Are there limits on the types of work that students may do, in light of California’s phased plan for re-opening?

Yes. Everyone in Santa Barbara County must comply with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the phased plan for California’s reopening from Governor Newsom. As we move through different phases, different jobs may be deemed as essential, or ready to open. Work Permits will be issued in alignment with the phased reopening plan for Santa Barbara County.Information regarding the phased plan for re-opening can be found on the state’s Resilience Roadmap web page.

As explained above, SBUSD’s number one priority is the safety and health of our students. In addition to the Work Permit Application (B1-1), students are required to have their prospective employers complete an Assurance of Health and Safety Form which can be completed electronically, or submitted at the same time as the Work Permit Application (B1-1).


Could there be changes to the process and procedures for Work Permits over the Summer and in the 2020-2021 school year?
Yes. The SBUSD is working closely with County Health Officials to comply with county and state guidelines. If we return to a shelter-in-place, there may be additional restrictions for jobs deemed non-essential. If any changes are made, this website will be updated, and students on current Work Permits will be notified.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Work Permits?
Dr. Anne Roundy-Harter
Director of Secondary Education
aroundyharter@sbunified.org
Tiffany Carson
CTE Coordinator
tcarson@sbunified.org
Miranda Nillo
Program Assistant
mnillo@sbunified.org