Kristin D. Lindgren

Kristin D. Lindgren Associate

An associate in LCW's Sacramento office, Kristin provides counsel and representation to public sector agencies and educational institutions on a variety of matters including labor, employment, and education law. Kristin also provides guidance to schools and colleges in matters pertaining to student issues.

Kristin has more than a decade of experience working with educational institutions and represents clients in a variety of issues such as student discipline matters, including expulsions, employee discipline, labor disputes, leaves, charter school issues, and disability accommodation. In addition to her work on behalf of LCW's education clients, Kristin also represents public sector agencies in matters including grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, unit modification petitions, FLSA audits, employee discipline, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower complaints, and Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance. Kristin has represented clients before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Labor Commissioner, Arbitrators, and PERB.

Kristin’s practice also includes conducting fact-finding investigations into complaints in the areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, bullying, employee misconduct, athletic recruiting violations, and Equal Pay Act claims.

Kristin received her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Davis School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the California State University, Chico.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Chico

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA)

Employment Section of the California Bar, (2008-Present)

Sacramento County Bar Association

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Chico

Mar 27, 2020

DOE Announces States May Seek Waiver of Standardized Testing Requirements

On March 20, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a press release (found here https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/helping-students-adversely-affected-school-closures-secretary-devos-announces-broad-flexibilities-states-cancel-testing-during-national-emergency )

announcing that the Department of Education would provide broad flexibility to all states regarding the assessment and accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) due to widespread school closures in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19.

Mar 18, 2020

California Legislature Passes SB 117 to Provide Protections for School Districts Closed Due to COVID-19 and Funding for Protective Equipment and Supplies and Labor for Cleaning School Sites

On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed SB 117, an education budget trailer bill, that includes protections for school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (hereafter “local educational agencies” or “LEA’s”) that have closed, or will close, due to COVID-19. Most importantly, SB 117 provides LEA’s will not lose funding due to COVID-19 closures. The bill supports Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-26-20 which provided protections for school funding. (Our bulletin on Governor Newsom’s Executive Order is found here. The bill also waives other requirements and timelines to support LEA’s that have closed and appropriates $100,000,000 in funding for the purchase of protective equipment and for the supplies and labor required for additional cleaning of school sites for LEA’s that provided classroom-based instruction after March 4, 2020 and before June 30, 2020.

Mar 9, 2020

FAQ’s for Community College Districts on Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Student Issues

In the past month, COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus, spread throughout much of the world, including to the United States.  California has now reported its first fatality associated with the virus, and Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency.  Given the scope of the virus’s spread and the fact that health professionals do not anticipate a vaccine will be available for approximately one year, community college districts must be prepared with information for prevention of the spread of the virus, and other concerns around students and staff who may be exposed to the virus or who become ill. 

Mar 9, 2020

FAQ’s for School Districts on Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Student Issues

In the past month, COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus spread throughout much of the world, including to the United States.  California has now reported its first fatality associated with the virus, and Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency.  Some school districts have announced closures due to the virus. Given the scope of the virus’s spread and the fact that health professionals do not anticipate a vaccine will be available for approximately one year, school districts and county offices of education must be prepared with information for prevention of the spread of the virus, and other concerns around students and staff who may be exposed to the virus or who become ill. 

Mar 9, 2020

How School Districts and Community College Districts Should Respond to Employees’ Exposure to COVID-19

This Special Bulletin follows up on our February 5, 2020 Special Bulletin on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus of 2019.  The information in that Special Bulletin remains valid, including those steps individuals can take to lessen the spread of the virus.

Sep 26, 2017

An Employee Has Raised a Disability for the First Time During a Skelly. What Now?

Employers are well aware that employee disabilities can create mine fields due to the technical nature of disability discrimination laws.  Even the most well-intentioned employers can run into trouble.  But, what happens when the employer has recommended discipline of an employee, and the employee informs the employer for the first time in the Skelly meeting that he or she has a disability?  

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Chico

18 February 2020
Customized Trainings

Non-Discrimination Training

Butte County Oroville
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5 December 2019
Speaking Engagements

Social Media - Best Blessing or Worst Curse

California School Boards Association (CSBA) Annual Education Conference San Diego
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5 December 2019
Speaking Engagements

Changes to the FEHA - How to Advise Clients in Light of the Legislature’s New Standard

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA) Annual Conference San Diego
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4 December 2019
Speaking Engagements

When Trustees are Accused of Ethical Violations: Legal Requirements and Best Practices

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA) Legal Symposium for Experienced Board Members San Diego
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21 November 2019
Speaking Engagements

Town Hall Legal Eagles

Community College League of California (CCLC) Annual Convention Riverside
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Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • BA, California State University, Chico

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