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Last Updated: Thursday April 23 2009 08:01 GMT

Decision due on schools' futures

Pupils protesting about the closures

Parents and pupils in Glasgow face a nervous wait to see if they've won their fight to keep their schools open.

The council wants to close or combine 13 primary schools across the city because it says class sizes are too small and they're too expensive to run.

Campaigners have been fighting the move for weeks with a series of protests that's included school sit-ins, marches and a even roof-top demonstration.

The decision is expected to be made at around lunchtime on Thursday.

The council says it can save up to £3 million though the closures, which would be spent on better equipment for the remaining schools.

But as well as worrying about the effect on children's education, lots of people are worried that closing the schools could split local communities.