The Scottish Government says the merger would make railway policing more accountable.
20m Funding For New Schools
Over £20 million of funding has been announced for new primary schools.
The Scottish Government is providing the cash for the construction and refurbishment of schools in East Renfrewshire, Dundee and Argyll and Bute as part of its £1.8 billion Scotland's Schools for the Future programme.
St Luke's and St Matthew's Primary School and St Vincent's Primary School in Dundee will be replaced by a new joint primary school campus with Longhaugh Primary School.
Crookfur Primary School in East Renfrewshire will be extensively refurbished and extended.
In Argyll and Bute, Dunoon Primary School will be fully refurbished to retain its listed building status.
Education Secretary Angela Constance said: "These latest exciting new school projects will provide fantastic, modern environments for thousands of young people to learn in and will be enjoyed by generations to come.
"Providing high-quality learning is at the heart of the Scottish Government's work and as part of this, we are committed to delivering well-designed, sustainable schools through our Scotland's Schools for the Future programme.
"On top of the educational benefits, these new modern school buildings will also provide amenities for the wider community to enjoy and will boost the local economies, creating apprenticeship opportunities for young people and construction jobs across the country.
"I look forward to visiting all of these new schools when they are completed.''
Grants ranging from £500 up to £10,000 are being allocated to 494 grassroots organisations across the country.
A HMICS report on how the service is managed and delivered by the SPA makes 23 recommendations for improvement.
RF said progress was crucial with just over a million people in Scotland living in poverty.
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