Working Papers



    The Application for Employment Certificate (AT-17) and the Application for Employment Permit (AT-22) can be picked up by the student in the High School and Middle School Main Offices or printed from this webpage.  During the summer, please call for an appointment (716-937-9116 x4000) before bringing in your application.

      -          Forms AT-17 and AT-22 – Fill out Part I only  

         The parent or guardian must appear at the school or issuing center to sign the application for full-time employment, unless the minor is a graduate of a four-year high school and presents evidence thereof.  For all other certificates, the parent or guardian must sign the application, but need not appear in person to do so.

    -    The Physical Fitness Certification, Form AT-16, must be filled out by either the student’s physician, or the school nurse indicating that the student has had a physical exam within the last 12 months.

    -    Student must return both forms to the High School Main Office for the issuance of the “employment certificate”, more commonly known as “working paper”.  The student must sign the employment certificate in the presence of school personnel. 

    -       If your child is not a student at Alden Central School, but is a resident of Alden, you may still obtain the employment certificate (working paper).  However, in addition to the above mentioned forms, you must provide evidence of the student’s age (birth certificate, driver’s license).

          Please refer to the General Information sheet for further information.

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