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John Audi Interviewed by Pennsylvania School Boards Association

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(Pittston, PA) - Partner John G. Audi of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams was featured this week in an interview on "videoEDition Remote," a regularly broadcast program of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. In the interview, Audi shared his seasoned perspective on the legal aspects of the coronavirus school closures and the future of education in a pandemic.

Audi cited the ever-changing dynamics of reconciling the Pennsylvania School Code of 1949 with this year's Act 13 and the CARES Act, all while brick-and-mortar instituions were forced to become online providers of education virtually overnight while ensuring all students had equal access to technology and instruction. One common thread, he noted, was how "the education community really came together," working to help each other get up to speed, even as it is still left undetermined whether schools will be able to physically reopen in the fall.

The full interview can be accessed below.

John Audi has over 30 years of experience in public sector labor and employment law and now focuses his work on education labor law, public sector labor law, legal consultation and staff training. His vast experience touches all aspects of labor relations matters, including arbitrations, bargaining, PLRB hearings, and related court litigation. He served for 11 years as an administrative law judge for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and he is a frequent lecturer on labor, employment and education legal matters.

The PSBA, founded in 1895, is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards and the first school board association established in the United States. Its mission is to give elected school board members the tools, training and advocacy needed to successfully administer public education to all Pennsylvania students. For more information, visit

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 21 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.