Why have a SAC in the school?
Most students run into difficulties at some point during their school years, and middle school can often be particularly challenging. In the past, there was no one particular staff member who was trained in addressing psychological, emotional, social, and behavioral issues who was available to regular education students.
While school counselors can help with many of these issues, they are also responsible for the academic component, and have very large case loads. Now there is one staff member who can respond specifically to these needs.