The former deputy for Citizens in the Andalusian Parliament, Marta Escrivá, has lost two jobs in the Ministry of Education in less than 19 months. She was dismissed as deputy councilor, the highest management rank in this macro-department, after ten months in office. The counselor of the branch, Javier Imbroda, argued that he lacked “legal and management experience” to deal with a very complex position. However, Escrivá remained in the council and was appointed territorial delegate for Education in Seville, a more demanding position in daily management, from which she was suspended again just nine months after her appointment. Her dismissal, which the Governing Council approved this Tuesday, coincides with the beginning of a very tense school year, marked by the coronavirus.
The Junta de Andalucía has dismissed Marta Escrivá as territorial delegate for Education, Sports, Equality, Social Policies and Conciliation in Seville, just a few months after dismissing her as Deputy Minister of Education, according to El Confidencial. Escrivá, deputy for Ciudadanos in the last legislature, was the number two in Imbroda when the Andalusian Government of PP and Ciudadanos was formed, in January 2019. She held a very technical position, which supports the entire management of the educational area (almost 7,000 million budget euros) and dialogue with all sectors involved. After ten months in office, she was abruptly dismissed by the director, alluding to her professional incapacity for a position that requires a lot of technical and legislative knowledge. “We need a person with more experience”, explained sources of the counseling.
Escrivá was appointed territorial delegate for Education in Seville, responsible for planning schooling in this province, in addition to dealing with Equality and Social Policies. Nine months later, she was dismissed again, this time coinciding with the start of a complex school year, marked by the coronavirus. The reasons given by the counseling are similar to those offered when she lost her position as deputy counselor: loss of confidence and errors in the basic management of her skills.
As sources from the Ministry of Education have informed Europa Press, the dismissal will be effective in the Governing Council this Tuesday, when the appointment of the person who will replace her in the position will also be made. Escrivá left her position as Deputy Minister of Education and Sports in December 2019 to occupy this territorial delegation after the resignation “for strictly personal and family reasons” of Joaquín Pérez.
In just 11 months into the legislature, the department of Imbroda faced several important management crises, such as the dismissal of the group of school monitors, the closure of dining rooms in several schools in Jaén, or the failure of a summer reinforcement plan against school dropouts , in which 97% of the student places were deserted. Of all, The most serious conflict, and that required the action of the General Intervention of the Board, is the one that the 1,200 educators of the Technical Personnel of Social Integration (PTIS) go through, which works in Andalusian public schools through private companies subcontracted by the Andalusian Government since 2000. The group fears being left on the street, despite the fact that Education announced that it would recover the public management of this service through the so-called stock exchange the only one that will start nurturing from next January 10. The Intervention report “jeopardized the service,” Escrivá explained then, after admitting that an agreement had to be “negotiated with the Intervention so that the children would not lose this service” and that his position needed someone “with more legal knowledge and technical “.
Marta Escrivá Torralva (Seville, 1981) has a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering, Mechanical branch in structures and facilities, and an Expert in Installations from the University of Seville. After an initial professional stage related to the world of engineering, in which she held the position of works director of the Seville Metro, she worked as a teacher of Vocational Training, Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Baccalaureate in various educational centers.
In 2015, she was elected regional deputy for the province of Seville in the Andalusian Parliament, where she served as spokesperson for Education, Environment and Spatial Planning, and Economy and Knowledge.