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Regina's city council will debate a proposal to have École Connaught Community School designated as a municipal heritage property. 

If successful, the school will be saved from demolition. 

Over a dozen speakers are on the agenda to support the heritage designation. 

Earlier this month, the city's municipal heritage advisory committee advised city council to have Connaught - the city's oldest school building - designated as a heritage property. 

According to the city's guidelines, heritage properties are designated based on architectural and historical value, as well as environmental and economic considerations. 

This is the latest chapter in a long-running debate over what to do with the building, located on the corner of Elphinstone St. and 13th Ave in the city's Cathedral neighbourhood. 

For over a year, community members have rallied to save the school. In March, a final decision was made by the Regina Public School board to close the school at the end of the year.

There are over 50 properties in the city with heritage designations, many of them residences and churches. 

The city council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.