Student representatives will meet the politicians driving forward the proposals for a memorial to 'An Gorta Mor' (The Great Famine) in October, with schools asked to submit ideas and suggestions the following month.
The authority's Memorials' Group will then report back to the Student Council for Glasgow's secondary schools early next year to discuss the plans.
The involvement of schools is in keeping with the promise that any memorial would have an educational component, although it has been stressed the trawl for recommendations on the form the tribute will take does not mean it will designed by children.
It has been almost a year since Glasgow City Council unanimously voted in favour of a permanent memorial to the hundreds of thousands of Irish settlers and also those who arrived in the city from the Highlands and islands during the 1840s Potato Blight that ravaged much of northern Europe.
In recent months the Memorials' Group has had representations from a variety of groups and individuals ranging from Irish heritage groups to the Orange Order and Ulster-Scots cultural supporters.
The design location and cost of the memorial have to be decided. Funding options mooted include the Heritage Lottery Fund, with Glasgow Life, the trust running the city's civic museums and galleries, advising on suitable locations for the memorial.
As well as a conventional monument, less orthodox ideas to date include a water/light projection and a tapestry.
SNP councillor Feargal Dalton has been the key driver of the plans and said the recent surge in the use of food banks in Glasgow was a stark reminder of the continuation of hunger.
He said: "Pupils obviously are not professional architects but this is really about ideas before we get to that stage."
A council spokesman said: "We look forward to hearing the ideas from Glasgow's young people on how The Famine should be commemorated."