Oakland may now be breathing down Emery's neck. Oakland's Santa Fe Elementary School, along Emeryville's border on Adeline Street, is being considered for re-opening as an Oakland elementary school after Emery High School leaves the site, bound for its new home in Emeryville in December 2015. Emery has been renting the former Oakland elementary school to temporarily house its high school since 2013. The shuttering of Santa Fe was part of a program of school closures orchestrated by former Oakland Schools Superintendent Tony Smith years ago. Mr Smith also was Superintendent at Emery before Oakland. Oakland Unified renegotiated its original three year lease with Emery, charging Emery an extra $250,000 for the fall 2015 semester after Emery indicated it would not make it's July 2015 deadline to complete the new high school at the Center of 'Community' Life (ECCL) on San Pablo Avenue. The original July 2015 deadline will not be met because Emery was almost a year late in starting it's ECCL project.
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