The future of the former Summerhill Academy site in Aberdeen will be on the agenda at a full council meeting next month.
The opposition SNP group has tabled a motion regarding the land off Lang Stracht that was earmarked for a new Morrisons store.
The supermarket giant has pulled out of plans to redevelop the vacant site, which has lain empty since the school building was demolished in February 2012.
The Labour-led administration said one potential use for the site could be much-needed low cost housing.
A report on the options available to the local authority is due to be completed by officials in due course.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has suggested part of the site could house a replacement for the Raeden Centre special needs school.
SNP councillor Dr David Cameron, ward member for Kingswells, Sheddocksley and Summerhill, has now lodged a motion for consideration at full council on August 20.
Dr Cameron said: “This site is shovel-ready for development and, in consultation with the local community, could be considered as a suitable site on which to build the new additional support needs school to replace Raeden, Woodlands and Hazlewood schools.”
The SNP have argued that the current preferred location for the replacement school, at Greenferns, off Howes Road, was “at a disadvantage” because of its distance from NHS Grampian’s Foresterhill hospital complex.
Council leader Jenny Laing pointed out that SNP members on the education, culture and sport committee agreed with the choice of the Greenferns site last year.
She said the authority had spent a “six figure sum” so far, with up to £18million committed in future years, and the school was on schedule for completion for August 2017.
Mrs Laing added: “This is preposterous really, perhaps the SNP education spokesman or other members should talk to our officers before they go putting motions to council.”