According to an article in today's Herald-Sun, some schools are asking parents if they can hire babysitters to supervise children during remote learning, after rejecting their applications for campus access.

The article says that "parents have received contradictory messages on whether children could attend, with some students denied access."

PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy is quoted in the article. Gail said it was tough even before COVID-19 for a lot of families. “Imagine what it would be like now for families who have lost everything,” she said

The article is behind a paywall, but you can read it if you have a Herald-Sun subscription.