This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks
Camelot Schools is no longer looking to move three of its alternative education programs to Germantown High School’s now-shuttered building.
Over the summer, officials with Camelot, a for-profit education company, worked toward putting Excel Academy North, Excel Academy South and Camelot Academy under one roof.
After gathering support from the neighborhood and local elected officials, the company appeared poised to ink a three-year lease with the School District of Philadelphia, a longtime partner.
A last-minute change
In late August, though, the District told Camelot that it could not assure the company that the GHS building was "completely safe" for students. The building would need to be inspected, the District said.
At the time, Camelot spokesperson Kirk Dorn said it would be at least a couple of months before that could happen.