It’s tough to tell when the John Briscoe vs. the Ocean View School District feud began, but it’s quickly veering into Rosie vs. Barbara territory. In other words, it’s silly, petty and the school board members are embarrassing themselves.
Perhaps it started just before Christmas, of all times, when Briscoe got into a goofy spat with the school district over his website, www.oceanviewschooldistrict.org. What was the issue? Well, school officials were alarmed that his website used the district’s logos and other graphics that might confuse some folks that his website was the district’s official domain. That’s fair enough. Briscoe’s entitled to his opinion, but it ought to be clear to everyone that he’s speaking for himself and not the district.
But that appears to be the central issue in this petty family feud. Briscoe’s not shy about sharing his opinions and likes to send out news releases broadcasting them. Remember, he was a central critic of former Supt. Karen Colby who was forced out just days after Briscoe took his oath of office in December 2006.