By David Venn Local Journalism Initiative Reporter NUNATSIAQ NEWS The Government of Nunavut has quashed a fully-paid-for program that would help students with behavioural disabilities, despite having supported the idea a few years ago, says the Iqaluit District Education Authority. The authority received funding from the federal government in September to hire contractors to assess 28 students for psychological issues and develop a support plan for them. It’s called the Inuit Child-Specific Program. Then in January, a month before the program was set to begin, the Education Department’s student achievement division sent a memo to Iqaluit schools telling them to not allow contractors into the schools, said IDEA chairperson Nicole Giles. “I have no idea. It’s so crazy. No one knows where it came from. We had
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