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.
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:
a Private School
a Parochial School
a Charter School
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.
Nondiscrimination Policy: OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint forms are available at school sites and at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 680, Oakland, California 94607. For further information, call 510-879-4281. BOARD POLICY 0410, 51