Council bosses will look at speeding up improvements to a village school in Moray.
The pledge comes after parents with children at Milne’s Primary raised concerns that the long-awaited upgrade was slipping behind schedule.
Fochabers and Lhanbryde councillor Douglas Ross welcomed the announcement last night, after pressing the council’s director of education and social care Laurence Findlay on the matter.
Currently classes are split between rooms in the main school building and detached huts at its rear.
However, the huts have fallen into poor condition in recent years and are destined to be phased out.
As part of the planned improvements the main building will be extended so that all of the classrooms can be housed under one roof.
After the work has been completed, the run-down huts will be demolished.
Council officers have said they will prepare a report outlining what resources are required to move the project forward.
Councillor Ross said: “I was contacted by a number of parents who were keen to see the upgrade for Milne’s Primary, which has been spoken about for some time, come to fruition.
“Unfortunately in my discussions with officers, Milne’s Primary seemed to have fallen down the priority list, and this has led to the competition date being delayed until 2017.
“I find this unacceptable, given the need for these improvements has been highlighted for some time and what is required to address the problems is already known.
“At last week’s full council meeting I pressed officers to ensure this project is treated as a priority and I’m encouraged that senior officers have now met to discuss how we can move on with projects such as Milne’s Primary.”