Highland Council's education committee
A report by officials warned that only a third of the places could be realistically removed given the location and nature of many schools. Savings would be limited to pound;1.6 million by continuing bills for staff, supplies and transport.
Highland has been spurred into action by the Accounts Commission's Room for Learning report which urged authorities to review schools that were less than 60 per cent full. Some 84 Highland primaries and four secondaries are in that category.