School release permit
(1)Any minor fourteen or fifteen years of age who wishes to work on school days during school hours shall first secure a school release permit. The permit shall be issued only by the school district superintendent, his agent, or some other person designated by the board of education. The school release permit shall be issued only for a specific position with a designated employer. The permit shall be for a specific length of time not to exceed thirty days. The permit shall be canceled upon the termination of such employment and shall be issued only in the following circumstances:
(a)If the minor is to be employed in an occupation not prohibited by section 8-12-110 and as evidence thereof presents a signed statement from his prospective employer; and
(b)If the parent or guardian of the minor consents to the employment; and
(c)If the issuing officer believes the best interests of the minor will be served by permitting him to work.
(2)The school release permit shall show the name, address, and description of the minor, the name and address of the employer, the kind of work to be performed, and the hours of exemption and shall also require the signature of the parent and the minor in the presence of the issuing officer.
(3)Inasmuch as it is desirable and practical to encourage school attendance by minors at least part time, no school release permit shall be issued under this section unless limited to require class attendance by the minor for at least three class hours each regular school day; except that, in cases of extreme hardship, class attendance may be waived if the issuing officer determines that such action would be in the best interest of the minor.
(4)If the issuing officer is in doubt about whether the proposed employment is in accordance with this article, he shall consult with the division before issuing the permit.
(5)Upon termination for any reason of the employment authorized, the employer shall return the school release permit directly to the issuing officer with a notation showing the date of termination.
(6)The issuing officer is authorized to cancel a school release permit if the issuing officer determines that the action would be in the best interest of the minor. If a school release permit is canceled, for reasons other than the termination of employment for which the permit was granted, the minor shall be entitled to a review of the cancellation by the court having jurisdiction of juvenile matters in the county in which the minor resides, in accordance with the procedures established by section 8-12-114.
Section 8-12-113 — School release permit,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-08.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).