After the second time the gate was damaged on Ann South’s brief watch, (the Board was unaware that it had been broken for over half a year during Selma Rashford Grindley’s sojourn) Elvis March had a letter hand delivered to the Teacher complaining about the gate, the cars, etc.
The teacher was insulted.
Mrs Lopez had been there, running her school, for close to twenty years. No one had treated her as if beneath contempt.
As it was Ann South who was ordered to give the teacher the letter, it was she who reaped the animosity.
By November, for Ann South, it was uphill. Not only were the girls against her, but so was the teacher.
By December Ann South had to take a break.