Work Permits

Summer 2021 process for a student to obtain a Work Permit:

  • Find a Job
  • Complete the SBUSD Work Permit Application B1-1 Form including Student, Parent and Employer sections. At this time, the CDE is allowing schools to accept B1-1 Work Permit Application forms that are scanned, or that have electronic signatures. 
  • During Summer Months When School Is Not In Session, students have three ways to submit their Work Permit Application (B1-1): 
    • Drop-Off at the District Office: Students can bring their applications to the District Office. Applications can be left at the main desk. 
    • Mail directly to the District Office: Please address the envelope:  Attention - CTE / Work Permits, 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    • Email a scanned, completed copy of the B1-1 Work Permit Application: Students can email a scanned, completed copy of their Work Permit Application to the Coordinator of College and Career Readiness over the summer. Email  with the Subject Line: Work Permit - [INSERT STUDENT NAME]
  • Once the Work Permit Application (B1-1) is approved, the student will be notified that a Work Permit has been issued. Students can either arrange to pick up their Work Permit from the district office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; or upon request, the complete permit will be mailed back to the student via the US Postal Service to the address provided on the Work Permit application form.  
  • Students are encouraged to keep a digital record and personal copies of all their work documents. 
There is a one week turnaround for the work permit to be issued. 
Work Permit Guidelines 2021-2022


2020-21 School Year Work Permit Basic Process:

  1. Find a job.
  2. Print the SBUSD Work Permit Application B1-1 Form and complete Student and Parent sections
  3. Have your Employer complete their section
  4. Drop off the completed and signed Work Permit Application form to the Counseling Office.
  5. You will be notified when the Official Work Permit is complete (within 3-4 days). 
  6. Return it to your employer.
  7. Maintain 2.0 GPA, including no failing classes, and good attendance to keep your permit active. This still applies to Distance Learning model.

* If your GPA drops below 2.0, then you will be placed on probation and must increase your GPA above 2.0 by the next grading period.