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Glenna M. Hazeltine

Glenna M. Hazeltine, Esquire, focuses her legal practice on the civil rights laws applicable to disabled students on behalf of traditional public schools and charter schools. She began practicing education law in Philadelphia, where she was Assistant General Counsel and an administrator for the School District of Philadelphia before entering private practice.

In addition to her education and special education law casework, Ms. Hazeltine is a frequent lecturer in the education field, speaking on a variety of issues facing school districts including student discipline in both the regular and special education curriculum, special education liability, §1983 and sexual discrimination.

Ms. Hazeltine earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s School of Law. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and from Northwestern University where she earned her Masters. She taught English in middle and upper schools before attending law school.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Federal Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships and Associations
  • Board of William Appling Singers in New York

Recent Posts

Walking The Tightrope: Student Discipline Under Section 504 

The Office for Civil Rights has just issued guidance as to how Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to the use of student discipline. Its focus is the balancing that schools must do when considering providing for a student’s disability-based behaviors on the one hand, and maintaining an appropriate and safe learning environment for all students on the other.

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Third Circuit Rules for School District in FAPE Case: School Shows How It's Done  

In a recent case from the Third Circuit, a school district prevailed against parents’ claims for failure of child find, for denial of FAPE and for private school tuition, both at hearing and in all levels of the parents’ appeals to the federal courts.

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The Mask Mandate: The Rest of the Story

Schools should establish a process for parents to request an exemption from the mask mandate. Upon receipt of such a request, a school team must convene. 

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