Labour-run Renfrewshire Council is pressing ahead with a consultation on a £30million shake-up which could see five primaries and five nurseries moved in with other educational facilities.
The council, which is run by leader Mark Macmillan, insists each school will retain its own staff, name and identities, but the SNP opposition says the plan amounts to closing schools.
Renfrewshire council's education board yesterday agreed a plan to consult parents on the changes.
The five primaries that face changes are St Fergus' and St Catherine's in Paisley, Bargarran and St Anne's in Erksine and St James' in Renfrew.
Education convener Jackie Henry said: "We will be talking and listening to parents and others before making a decision."
And referring to the report before councillors, she added: "There is no proposal to close schools in this paper."
But the SNP hit back, with their education spokeswoman Lorraine Cameron saying: "You are not shouting from the rooftops about the educational benefits of this for pupils. No matter how you dress this up, you are closing school and nursery buildings. It is a death list."
Labour argues that its plan will see £30m invested in better facilities, despite the council receiving what it claims is one of the smallest Scottish Government grants given to any authority.
After the meeting, Jayne Evans, treasurer of St Catherine's Primary parent council, said: "We are not against a merger, and we are not against a shared campus. But the building that they're proposing to move us to is not fit for purpose. Parents need more information about what is going on."
A total of 11 primary schools and three pre-five establishments have been earmarked for review. Changes to catchment areas could also go ahead.
Included in the proposals are a joint campus at St John Bosco Primary in Erskine for pupils from Bargarran and St Anne's primaries in Erskine and St James' Primary Renfrew.
A joint campus could also be created at Gallowhill Primary in Paisley with pupils from St Catherine's in Paisley, while another joint campus could be created at Glencoats Primary in Paisley for pupils from St Fergus' in the town.