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Principal David Houck
1440 Sunrise Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
209.574.1701

Work Experience Specialist

Kristen O'Brien 
obrien.k@monet.k12.ca.us
492-6925

Work Experience Information

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. Applications are available at Elliott and at the Modesto City Schools District Office. 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).

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.
20 hours total per week (MCS Limit)
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