Fifteen councils submitted bids last December but East Lothian, the Western Isles, Falkirk, Moray and the Scottish Borders have been asked to reconsider their plans.
More fortunate is the SNP-led Clackmannanshire which has picked up pound;48 million to renovate schools through a not-for-profit scheme which was put together in only two months.
Other authorities to benefit are Aberdeen (pound;80m), Angus (pound;50m), East Dunbartonshire (pound;100m), Edinburgh (pound;180m), Midlothian (pound;50m), North Ayrshire (pound;80m), Perth and Kinross (pound;100m), and Stirling (pound;60m).
Last June, ministers announced a pound;1.2 billion package which bene-fited 15 authorities and last month dished out a further pound;110 million for basic improvements outwith the PPP programme.
Cathy Jamieson, Education Minister, said this week: "Some schools will be completely rebuilt with the latest facilities and others will be substantially refurbished. Pupils deserve to learn in modern classrooms and teachers deserve to work in well-designed, well-equipped buildings."