Work permits during COVID-19 closure:
The Swansea School Administration building is currenty closed to the public except for emergency business.
Work Permits can be done electronically or over the phone. Please email email@example.com to get started.
The required information can be taken over the phone/email and the Work permit will be emailed to you or a parent. Please note, you may be required to e-mail any required documentation for validation prior to receiving the work permit. See below for more specific information.
How to Obtain a Work Permit
Work Permits may be obtained in the Office of the Superintendent at the School Administration building.
Some important points of note:
- An Employment Permit Application/Promise of Employment form must be filled out for students aged 14 & 15. For 16 & 17 year olds, an Employment Permit Application/Promise of Employment form may be filled out but is not required.
- The student must be present to sign the work permit. Permits cannot be given to or picked up by parents.
- Work permits are issued to employers in Massachusetts. If a student changes jobs, they need to obtain a new work permit. Contact a Rhode Island school district for information about obtaining a work permit for Rhode Island.
- Students attending school outside of Swansea Public Schools, Diman or Bristol Aggie must present a formal letter of attendance from their school.
For questions, please call the Office of the Superintendent at 508-675-1195 or refer to the Mass.gov website for more information about how to obtain a work permit.