The Board recognizes that many students hold jobs. Part-time jobs can give these students needed supplementary income, valuable work experience and enhanced self-esteem.
The Board also recognizes that all school-aged persons should acquire an education and that work permit laws exist to prevent outside employment from impairing a student's health and educational progress. Before accepting employment, students must obtain work permits which school authorities have been given the responsibility of issuing.
The Superintendent or designee shall issue work permits (ED-301) only to the extent that outside employment will not significantly interfere with the student's schoolwork.
Working papers are required for all 16 and 17 year old minors. Under specific circumstances as set forth pursuant Connecticut law, working papers may also be issued for 14 and 15 year olds. No working papers will be issued absent the presentation of a promise of employment from an employer.
Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 10-184, 10-193 to 10-198
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 22-13- Sec. 22-17
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 31-81 and 30-90a
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 31-12 to 31-18, 31-22m to 31-25, 31-58, 31-58a
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 12/3/1985
Policy Reviewed: 10/1/1998
Policy Amended: 6/19/2013