Photo: Mikhail Maslennikov / Novaya Gazeta
The director of the Lukashevsk secondary school in the Leningrad region, Maxim Mironkov, was fired after he refused to accept poor-quality repairs that cost the budget 36.2 million rubles. He was summoned to the Education Committee of the Gatchinsky District of the Leningrad Region and was offered two options – to be dismissed under an article or to write a letter of resignation of his own free will, writes “New Newspaper”.
Mironkov agreed to write a statement, but in it he indicated that he was leaving “due to the ongoing pressure from the administration.” The education committee did not like this formulation, and Mironkov was told to return to work. However, on the same day he was dismissed under article 2, part 1, art. 278 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.
Acting chairman of the education committee of the Gatchina region, Natalya Bystrykh, told Novaya Gazeta that the director was fired due to disciplinary sanctions and complaints from parents. Mironkov considers the penalties far-fetched. He also managed to find out that all the allegedly complaining parents are anonymous.
They tried to fire Mironkov back in July, when the contractor completed the renovation of the school. The director said that he would not sign the acceptance certificate due to the poor quality of the repairs. The parents were also surprised by the “transformation” of the school. They told the publication that there were large cracks in the floor and load-bearing walls, through holes through which the street can be seen, the basement was flooded with water, there were no necessary sanitary drains in the bathrooms, the walls and ceilings were covered with black mold.