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 asilveira@swanseaschools.org 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.

     

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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.