Additional government subsidies mean that the land and disused buildings will be available for one-quarter of their real private-sector worth. But Chancellor Kohl's coalition administration should still raise about 330 million Deutschmarks (Pounds 145m) from the sell-off.
Parents' complaints have led the Bavarian education ministry to review its practice of allowing individual schools to select two public holidays of its own each year to take account of local festivals.
It has caused confusion for some families whose children attend different schools and with teachers who work at several schools.
For the sake of simplicity, the Bavarian authorities are now considering whether these "movable days off" should be abolished.