Problems with MySQL Replication and Migrations

Does anyone have MySQL replication set up for a Rails App that uses migrations? I'm having an issue where every time I run a migration Rails is trying to create the schema_info table.

Mysql::Error: Table 'schema_info' already exists: CREATE TABLE schema_info (version int(11))

This causes a problem on the slave databases where the replicated create table statement causes an error that stops the slave's SQL thread.

I'm wondering if there is a reason why the migrations framework keeps trying to create the table, rather than checking for its existence first.

Thanks in advance.