Head of School and Education warned against tough budget. Now she is forced to leave: "Unfortunately, that’s the way it is" says the responsible politician
– It feels unfortunate, very unfortunate. But I have to respect their decision, says Eva Andersson, Head of the Child and Education administration, after she was fired.
She has received a very positive response.
– But this is how it is in a politically controlled organisation. I have to accept it, she says.
The background is the harsh economic situation in Hässleholm municipality. Initially, the politicians wanted to save over 70 million crowns. The administration managed to save 24 million crowns.
It is the Rest Alliance that controls Hässleholm municipality, that is, the Christian Democrats, the Moderates and the Liberals. They are supported by the Swedish Democrats. And the Board wanted to save another 49 million crowns.
– I have often said that it is not possible to get a balanced budget. I stand for what I think. I have to talk about how the situation is looking, says Eva Andersson.
She has also warned that the savings risk the School law not being followed.
Lars Johnsson (M), Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee, says that politicians and Eva Andersson have different views on the possibilities of achieving the goals, for both the business and the economy.
– We have been thinking about it for a while. There was no other way to go. It's nothing we’re doing with joy, far from it. But unfortunately, that’s the way it is, he says.
Eva Andersson has had the ultimate responsibility for an administration with a turnover of over 1 billion crowns. She has been the Head of the administration for seven years.
Eva Andersson started as a teacher in the municipality in 1982. She will work her last day on the 5th of April.
Deputy Head of Administration Rolf Bengtsson will take over as Acting Head of the administration.