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Work Permits – COVID 19

The district continues to be on limited staffing and hours and may not always be able to process work permits for students who are in need of one. The Ohio Department of Education has released the guidance below on how schools, employers, and families are to handle this in the event no district employee is available at Cardinal High School or the Board of Education Office to  access the work permit system. Please remember that school IS in session, and all hour restrictions for students are still in place, meaning students can not be working 8 hour days, or during school hours, simply because they are not in class buildings.  Permits will only be issued granting the allowable hours and times, regardless of what an employer states on the application.

From ODE’s frequently asked questions:

36. How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?

According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active.

To download a copy of the Parent or Guardian Consent Form for Minor Work Permit, click here .