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Frequently Asked Questions 

Question: Do you issue work permits for out-of-state, out-of-district students and/or students not currently enrolled(finished the enrollment process)? 

Response:  No, we only issue work permits for students who are currently enrolled in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District (Los Gatos High School and Saratoga High School). 

Question: Where do I go to obtain regular work permit authorizations? 

Response:  You will visit the school site where your student is enrolled. 

Question:  Where do I go to obtain “Talent” work permit authorizations?

Response: You will visit the district office at 17421 Farley Road West, Los Gatos, CA., and the receptionist will direct your request accordingly.  

Question: What is the timeline for obtaining the work permit and/or “Talent” work permit authorizations? 

Response:  Please know that we do our best to approve quickly; however, there is a process that we go through before approval, and it will take approximately 24-48 hours for approval. 

Question:  What is the process the district must do that takes 24-48 hours to complete? 

Response:  There are a few factors.  Most applications are by walk-in, and due to site/district schedules, we may not be available on the same day or Immediately upon request.  Also, the site/district reviews the Attendance, behavior,  and grade records of the students; If there are
any questions about any of those, we must consult the counselor for input/guidance, and lastly, obtain approval from the Principal for those cases. 

Question: Where can I find more information about questions and/or documents about work permits?

Response:  Link to California Department of Education FAQs HERE