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  294.051.  Work certificate issued, when — evidence required for issuance. — A work certificate may be issued after the issuing officer is satisfied that the employment will serve the best interest of the child and, in the first instance, only upon application in person of the child with the written consent of his parent, legal custodian or guardian or, if deemed necessary by the issuing officer, the child shall be accompanied by his parent, guardian or custodian.  The certificate may be renewed or another certificate issued on application of the child with the written parental consent but in no case shall a certificate be issued until the issuing officer has received and approved the following papers:

  (1)  A statement of intention to employ signed by the prospective employer setting forth the specific nature of the occupation in which he intends to employ the child and the exact hours of the day, the number of hours per day and the days per week during which the child is to be employed;

  (2)  Proof of the age of the child by a birth certificate or other documentary evidence of such character in such form as is prescribed by the issuing officer;

  (3)  A certificate of the physician of the public schools of the district in which the child resides or other licensed physician, if required by the issuing officer, showing that he has personally examined the child and has found the child in good mental and physical health and is capable of performing labor without injury to his health and mental development;

  (4)  A certificate of the principal of the school which the child attends or has attended giving the grades of school work completed by the child, except that for children permanently excused from attendance at school under the provisions of chapter 167, this requirement may be waived.


(L. 1957 p. 525 § 9, A.L. 1989 H.B. 461)


Part-time school attendance, 167.051

School attendance officer may investigate claims of exemption from school attendance law, 167.071

School officers authorized to administer oaths as to ages of children, 167.101

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