Holy Eucharist Letter
This is a pretty cut and dried version of events. Solid Rock fell behind in rent so the Parish sought court action for possession of the property. The court said Solid Rock had to pay the back rent AND pony up the full purchase price by January 3, 2012. If not, the Parish was entitled to a "Judgement of Possession", ie. they get the property back and Khan gets evicted. So Solid Rock had between June and January to make it right, and they failed to do so.
But to hear Amir Khan's version of events you would think that all is well with the world! Give him just a couple more weeks and he'll be right back on top!
Surprised? There was a court order that gave him until January 3rd. Why is he surprised? How long did he think the Parish was going to be strung along?
Remember, Khan also runs an 85 child day care on the premises as well as Solid Rock and Nehemiah Group. If the income from his private school, his church and Nehemiah aren't enough to support the property, clearly Khan NEEDS the tax dollars from the charter to be able to afford the property.
Khan has said as much himself:
And isn't it interesting that on Friday he told the Philadelphia Inquirer reporter that he has 80 kids enrolled, but that same day I received an OPRA request stating that Regis still hadn't submitted their enrollment data to the Office of Charter Schools?
See the pattern here? Amir Khan seems to be able to deny the precariousness of his present circumstance and project himself into some time in the future where everything will work out just fine.
In fact, he actually commented on this to a South Jersey Magazine reporter:
I would venture to say he has more detractors, but as we've seen, he has supporters in all the right places...