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Principal Richard Baum
1000 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
209.574.1685

Work Experience Specialist

Tony Ippolito

Career Center Rm. 42

ippolito.t@monet.k12.ca.us

209-492-4207

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 Thomas Downey High School 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