Greg B Keller

Independent for Nanaimo School Board (incumbent)
As a parent I am driven to do my best to ensure that all students needs are being met and as a Registered Professional Planner, I bring a experience in policy development, community engagement, and managing complex community projects.

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Climate Change

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Support annual major capital requests in support of energy efficiency, seismic mitigation, and additional capacity or new facilities.

We face a significant capacity crunch at many of our schools. In addition, most of or schools require seismic mitigation. Further, the condition of our facilities is worse than the provincial average.

Urban Heat

I support retrofitting our buildings to increase energy efficiency and opportunities for partnerships regarding waste heat to energy.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

I support the implementation of the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Action Plan and measures to prepare for climate change.

Human Rights

Physical Accessibility

I support ensuring equal access for all. We need to retrofit some of our buildings for universal accessibility.

Recent Immigrants

I support immigration and would be sure to support new students from other countries into our system.

Trans Rights & Access to Services

All students have a right to feel safe and welcome at school and have the ability to have their unique learning needs met.

Local Government & Democracy

Budgeting

I believe in being fiscally responsible and focusing today's dollars on todays kids.

Public Engagement

I believe that those who may be impacted by a decision have the right to be heard in a equitable and transparent process.

Youth Engagement

Youth are our future. As a community leader who is aware of the global challenges ahead, we need to empower the youth voice.

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Mental Health in Schools

Covid has really had an impact on students and staff. We need to find ways to increase mental heath supports in schools.

Public Safety & Policing

Police in Schools

This is a complex issue which requires careful consideration and significant community input.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous Languages

I support indigenous languages being taught in school.

Indigenous Schooling

I recognize the rights held under the UN Declaration. Good things happen when we develop strong relationships with indigenous communities.

Land & Governance

I recognize and acknowledge the lands where our schools are on are sacred. We must walk together in solidarity with indigenous leaders.

Places Names, Statues, & Other Commemorations

I believe this must come from the community and through deep discussion and understanding.

Residential Schools

I am only beginning to understand the intergenerational impacts that residential schools have had. We cant expect to undo the damage quickly

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

I recognize and support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Syeyustus Framework

I support approaching decisions through the lens of the framework.

Schools & Public Education

Addressing Bigotry

I support safe schools for all. We need to focus more efforts on work related to anti-racism and build a culture of acceptance and support.

Indigenous Schooling

I recognize the rights held under the UN Declaration. Good things happen when we develop strong relationships with indigenous communities.

Media Literacy & Critical Thinking

Today's world is so different than it was even 20 years ago. Students need the skills to navigate social and to discern truth from fiction.

Police in Schools

This is a complex issue which requires careful consideration and significant community input.

Student Involvement & Engagement

I support student voice. I encourage student involvement in decisions that may affect them.

Misc. topics

Biography

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Greg is seeking re-election after completing his first term as a school board trustee. He has enjoyed serving the students and families of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public schools. He is dedicated to student success and advocates for all students across the district.

Reason for running

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Greg is an honest and hardworking individual who is true to his word and is not afraid to stand up for others on issues that matter to them. Greg Keller is running for re-election as a voice of reason and the right choice to make our school district a leader in public education.

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