Kerri Schill

Kerri Schill

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Candidate for School Trustee

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Kerri Schill

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Personal Information

Resident of: Valleyview
Age: 41
Current Occupation: Interior Health Authority - Resident Care Aide

Political Experience:

Youngest candidate to run in the District of Logan Lake Municipal by-election 2003, for council seat. However low my chances of success, I was not discouraged. I wanted to run and show that women, single parent's and young people could not only run for council, but inspire others to be involved in the decisions of their community and inspire change. Co-founder of the Students Mad About Rising Tuition (SMART) coalition, University College of the Cariboo - 1995. KAS-50 Strata Council 2009-2016.


Kerri Schill has always been devoted to her community and the health and education of children. She is a proud parent of graduated and current students in our public school system. Kerri has 10 years of experience with the Interior Health Authority and has a spouse with 18 years as a dedicated educator for School District 73. Kerri's hands-on experience in public education and healthcare has lent her insight, understanding and the ability to empathize and recognize challenges in both rural and city schools within School District 73. Kerri has decided it is now time to strive for positive change in the lives of children in our school district. It’s an intense dedication, passion, and devotion that is fuelling her drive to advocate for children by running for school trustee.

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Kamloops Matters Kamloops election 2018: Kerri Schill doesn’t want families to choose between paying fees and putting food on the table Click to Visit
Other Kerri Schill: Transparency, Accountability, and Trust Click to Visit
Kamloops This Week Schill wants to focus on nutrition and reducing poverty Click to Visit

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Kamloops and District Labour Council

We are the elected representatives of roughly 13,000 unionized workers in the Kamloops area covering Merritt to Valemount and Chase to Lillooet. Our affiliates work collaboratively to advance the economic and social welfare of workers and with other progressive organizations in the promotion of social justice and human rights as described in the United Nations’ Charter of Human Rights. We are members of the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress, the latter of which represents over three-million unionized Canadians.

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My gut tells me Kerri will do what's best for our children.

William Turnbull (Website)

Answers to Questions from the Public

Sep 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Bryce asks the School Trustee Candidates

School District 73 has an over-management issue and is "out of touch" with the actual users (teachers, students, and parent). As School Trustee how would you address this?

Kerri Schill Answered

Transparency, accountability and trust are ways to engage the community and keep them informed. A lot of misinformation is spread by not being transparent. Being accountable to the community will help earn their trust. They need to know that I am making sure I am well informed, researching what I do not know, asking hard questions and advocating for them. In turn, this will help me make the best possible decisions, in the interest of our community and public education system.

Sep 17, 2018 at 11:41 pm

Beat Klossner asks the School Trustee Candidates

Preparing for bargaining for the next collective agreement between teachers and the employers is currently underway.

Should teachers/ support staff be considered an "essential service" when bargaining time comes around?

Kerri Schill Answered

No. Collective bargaining is a democratic right. In BC it is restricted to police, fire and healthcare so that it prevents immediate danger. While education is a basic human right, collective bargaining does not put children in immediate danger and forces the employer and union to negotiate. Working in healthcare myself, I have have seen first hand how an essential service designation slows down the bargaining process.

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor, Mayor Candidates

What additions or improvements would you like to see to the recreational offerings in Kamloops?

Kerri Schill Answered

Aberdeen, Sahali, Downtown, Westsyde and Brock have pools and/or spray parks. Valleyview, Rose Hill, Juniper Ridge, Dallas and Barnheartvale do not. An addition of a pool and/or spray park in this residential region, would be an asset. A performing arts centre that is mutually funded through the City of Kamloops, provincial and federal funding and local fundraising, that meets the needs of the fine arts community, tourism and the city as a whole. Restructuring and landscaping of green space at MacArthur Island Park, for sports and lesiure. The old BMX and golf course site is in desperate need of green space transformation, proper parking, safe facilities and roadway.
(School Trustee Candidate)

Sep 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Deanna Gilbert asks the City Councillor Candidates

What practical policies do you support that will improve the lives of LBGTQ+ people in Kamloops? For example, do you support the conversion of gendered single stall bathrooms (i.e. Men/Women) to non-gendered bathrooms. This wouldn't even necessarily need new signs, but removing the one displaying the Man/Woman icon.

Kerri Schill Answered

SOGI-inclusive (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity), education. SOGI-inclusive education is age and grade-appropriate and teaches the fundamentals of diversity through compassion, dignity and respect. It is through education that we can bridge the gaps between us, and improve the lives of LBGTQ+ children, in School District 73. (School Trustee Candidate)

Aug 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Kamloops Voter asks the City Councillor Candidates

Do you consider yourself:
A) Leader
B) Team player
C) Lone wolf


Kerri Schill Answered

A leader and a team player. In order to build a solid educational foundation, many partnerships must come together. Relationship building between these partnerships is imperative. Government, school boards, unions and teachers must co-operate for the betterment of public education and our children. A breakdown in this relationship can cause a trickle-down effect of cutbacks and distrust. This eventually affects the quality of public education and ultimately the student learning environment.