Highland Council has confirmed the closure of the Black Isle education centre and transfer of services for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs to an alternative venue of the former Killen Primary a few miles away.
Council officials have notified Scottish Government ministers of the decision.
Ministers eight weeks to decide if they will intervene by issuing a calling-in notice.
Anyone wishing to make a representation to the ministers can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the School Infrastructure Unit, Scottish Government, 2-D (S) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, by March 29.
Councillors have also agreed the formal closure of Kinbrace Primary School which has been mothballed since the summer of 2013.
The school’s catchment area will be divided between those of the Helmsdale and Melvich primary schools.
The detailed rationale behind this decision is spelled out in a consultation report which includes an explanation of the educational benefits that would arise from closure as well as assessments of the community impact and the future travel arrangements.
Anyone wishing to comment on the decision should contact Scottish Government ministers by March 29 via e-mail – email@example.com – or by writing to the School Infrastructure Unit, Scottish Government, 2-D (S) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.