A consultation exercise on the replacement of Ellon Academy and Mearns Academy has been approved by the Education, Learning & Leisure Committee of Aberdeenshire Council.
Officials recommended to committee members that a formal consultation should be authorised, in line with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
Both schools are set to be replaced at new sites using Scottish Futures Trust funding.
A public planning consultation meeting for Ellon Academy was held on 8 June. It is intended that the Major Planning Application will be submitted on 28 October 2011.