Monday, July 15, 2024

Bankrupt Stratford Part 3


By David Chess

We are headed for town bankruptcy. Not only are our schools bankrupting our children’s education, the choices being made by the Board of Education will bankrupt our town.

Dr. Uyi Osunde, our Superintendent of Schools, has been found innocent of charges. The charges were dropped, and the court apologized to Dr. Osunde, saying that the charges should never have been made.

Now our school board is investigating if he used too many pencils and if he left the office early.

This is a persecution that will cost the town dearly. If Dr. Osunde is not reinstated, he will surely sue the town and win. The damage to his reputation and loss of future income will amount to many millions of dollars. We can’t pay our school bills now. How will we pay a $10,000,000 lawsuit? This will not be covered by Insurance if we are found to be at fault. We will also be liable for all attorney costs.

We are already spending many thousands of dollars a month on his investigation. We are paying the attorneys $30,000 per month or more now, as we take away our Math Tutors.

HOW on earth does this make sense?

I call on all citizens of our town to reach out to their councilperson, the mayor and the Board of Education leadership.

We have to fix this.

Please reach out to your Councilperson, BOE and Mayor.  They are all responsible for the choices made regarding our budget and our priorities.


  1. Thank you, Dr. Chess, for bringing common sense to this issue. I will definitely contact my Council Representative and the Mayor.


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