Dundee’s Labour group will urge the halt to the introduction of faculties in city schools.
An item has been tabled for the local authority’s Children and Families Committee meeting on June 24, calling for the plans to be scrapped.
The move follows a independent panel report on career pathways for teachers, which recommends “far reaching changes” across Scotland.
The announcement also comes after EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan directly called for Dundee City Council (DCC) to “think again” about the plans at the union’s recent annual general meeting.
The career pathways report has been welcomed by the Scottish Government, Cosla and teaching unions including EIS.
Cosla has started discussions on the implementation of the report’s findings, which are scheduled to take place by August 2021.
DCC passed plans at this year’s budget to introduce faculties, but the decision has seen repeated stern opposition.
Under the proposals, schools would have eight faculty leaders rather than the 17 principal subject teachers they currently employ.
Mr Marra said: “It now makes no sense to proceed with their faculties plan. With structural change about to be implemented nationally, we would be looking at another restructure before the faculty changes are even completed.
“The move to faculties would cost additional money in the short-term and there is a real risk all that money could be wasted when the new system comes in.
“Other councils introduced faculties a decade ago, but it is now too late to attempt it in Dundee before the next wave of national change.
“We would hope that the SNP admit the time is right to row back from this change and put the proposal on hold.
“That way we can avoid further wasted effort, additional costs and the very real chance of industrial action in our schools.”
David Baxter, EIS branch secretary in Dundee, said: “We definitely support the calls to stop the introduction of faculties.
“The career pathways report highlighted Dundee as a reason not to go with faculties.
“One thing that no one in the council has been able to tell me is how much they think it will cost to introduce. The idea was looked at but scrapped in Dundee about 15 years ago as it was decided it would cost too much.
“When we do crunch calculations, we find that it will cost a significant amount. It’s difficult to say for sure because people are on different salaries, but it will be a lot even before bringing in new people.”
Stewart Hunter, convener for children and families services, has previously defended the move.
“The new model will allow teachers to teach and give school managers more time to lead on the many complex issues associated with the day-to-day running of schools,” he said.