There were not more than a thousand signatures in the town for the director, nor a concentration of support of over 200 people promoted at the gate by the Ampa. However, the Educational Inspection of the Territorial Delegation of Education of the Board of Andalusia has stopped Eduardo Ubago from being dismissed as director of the Colegio Nuestra Senora de las Angustias de Huetor Vega. Ana Dolores Berrocal was the territorial delegate. The Educational Inspection Service ignored the protests by the students' families and dismissed Eduardo Ubago, the director, on Thursday.
These are not known reasons. Sources from the Education Delegation at IDEAL claim that the inspector responsible for the center's evaluation was not favorable to the director's continuity. The School Board is not privy to the contents of this report. It has not been made available to the director or any other interested party. The reason behind this decision has not been made public. This is something the Ampa requested in writing to Delegation. We have written several letters to the Delegation asking for information on this matter, collected signatures of support to the director that were registered with the Delegation, and have focused our attention on the school. But they haven't paid much attention to us. We are Ampas then for what? The Ampa and the families at the center don't paint anything. Raquel Cerrillo, president of Ampa Sierra Nevada at Nuestra Senora de las Angustias school asks: "Isn't our opinion taken into consideration?"
IDEAL is informed by education sources that such an event occurs because "all the objectives set out at the beginning of his management mandate have not been achieved." The support group for the director, which includes the mother and father signatories, and those who asked for continuity at the center, disagree. They believe that Ubago, his management and the teachers have done an excellent job in the school during his mandate. This was in a time when the pandemic made it difficult for teachers to do their jobs. The parents believe that the organization has overcome these difficulties. They want him to remain the director for this reason and other reasons.
The School Council met in extraordinary fashion last Monday. Both the teachers and parents were there to show their support for Ubago. Elena Duque, an accidental mayor of the municipality and a member in good standing of the School Council, offered her support to the families on the same day, but she didn't know why.
The opposition parties also included in the concentration of support don't understand what happened. Carolina Higueras is the councilor spokesperson for PSOE in Huetor Vega City Council. She has stated that her formation will be evaluating requesting the publication of the Education inspector's report so that everyone in Huetor Vega can understand the true reasons behind the decision. . It is an extremely strange situation. If there were no issues, Ampa would conduct a transparency exercise and transfer the report to them. Higueras says that in this instance, there is no transparency.
The center's teachers and the Ampa were told there is no turning back. We know that Eduardo the Education inspector was present at school today. He has been informed of the dismissal. Ampa was surprised to find that Eduardo was present at school today, as it wasn't planned or we hadn't been informed.
For his part, the director must also leave the center as his position of teacher in a different school in the province means that he cannot continue to work there. One of his colleagues says that the director is disappointed, but also frustrated by the fact that he was able to integrate well into the community.