Report: Imhotep Charter sued by non-profit, school’s founder ousted

 M. Christine 'Mama Chris' Wiggins was ousted as head of Imhotep Institute Charter High School in June. (NewsWorks, file art)

M. Christine 'Mama Chris' Wiggins was ousted as head of Imhotep Institute Charter High School in June. (NewsWorks, file art)

According to a report in the Inquirer, Imhotep Institute Charter High School is being sued by its landlord, a non-profit organization, for allegedly owing $1.2 million in rent and related costs for its East Germantown property.

The report states that Sankofa Network’s suit in Common Pleas Court comes as the school still reels from “months of turmoil, including the ouster in late June of M. Christine “Mama Chris” Wiggins, Imhotep’s founding chief executive.”

An attorney representing Imhotep calls the suit “frivolous,” according to the report.

A School District spokesman told the paper that it is also “awaiting results of investigations by the state Department of Education and Imhotep itself on irregularities on state PSSA tests.”

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