Belmont Schools Supe May be Heading to Stockton

Superintendent Emerita Orta-Camilleri will depart the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District at the end of the school year.


Emerita Orta-Camilleri is said to be a finalist to be Stockton Unified School District's (SUSD) new superintendent according to Recordnet.com.

The 58-year-old school administrator has been the superintendent of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) since 2006. In November, 2011, the district's board of trustees voted 3-2 not to renew Orta-Camilleri's contract. She will leave the district in June.

Several Stockton Unified trustees are expected to visit BRSSD this week to do some additional research on Orta-Camilleri, who is said to have emerged as the finalist from a field of five candidates.

The Stockton Unified School District is considerably larger in both enrollment and budget than Belmont-Redwood Shores. SUSD has 38,000 K-12 students at 64 schools, whereas BRSSD is a K-8 district with 3,200 students on seven campuses.

The budget for BRSSD is roughly one-tenth that of Stockton-Unified.

According to the California Department of Education, Belmont-Redwood Shores' enrollment is 10.4 percent Latino, 2.3 percent black, 23.7 percent Asian and 55.1 percent white. Stockton Unified is 58.7 percent Latino, 12.2 percent black, 10.5 percent Asian and 8.9 percent white.

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Joey Grant March 21, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Congrats on the promotion
Vivian March 21, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Fascinating that a school district that is 10 times our student population size with an annual budget that is over $200 million has given our superintendent their vote of confidence - but she's not good enough to lead this tiny little district. And API scores have been on the rise since her arrival, a new school built, and three school tax measure passed - oh well. I hope the three board members (one past) who voted out Emerita have a great horse in the stall. Congrats to her if she does get this position with Stockton.
Bob March 21, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Are you trying to say she was responsible for the school being built, the bond measures pushed by parents, and the API scores? The reason I ask is because I have heard it said at board meetings the school proposal was conceived by the parents of Redwood Shores after the Superintendent and board had run out of ideas. The Bond Measures were only passed after parents devoted time and effort to make the calls and door to door promotion in the neighborhoods. The API scores can be attributed to parental involvement and support of the staff. The closing of the libraries she has full credit for and that was a violation of the California Board of Education code. I feel for the people of Stockton


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