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Education officials will present preliminary budgets and Local Control Accountability Plans for the Del Norte County Unified School District and the County Office of Education on Thursday.

Trustees representing both the school district and County Office of Education will hear from the public and from staff at a public hearing. Staff will bring the final budget and LCAP before the Board on June 26.

Through the Local Control Funding Formula, which was signed into law on July 1, 2013, school districts are expected to receive funding based on their percentage of low-income students, English language learners and foster children.

Del Norte stands to receive approximately $10 million in extra funding when the formula is fully implemented in 2020andndash;2021. In the meantime, district staff, with input from parents, teachers, students, staff and community members, are developing Del Norte's Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP.

The LCAP will address the greatest needs of the district, develop goals and lay out three-year spending plans.

At its April 29 meeting, the School Board approved using $68,434 to fund a full-time preschool teacher and two part-time early childhood education assistants.

The Board will have to develop and submit its Local Control Accountability Plan to the California Office of Education by July, according to Superintendent Don Olson.

The Del Norte County Office of Education and School District Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Education Center Building in the district offices at 301 W. Washington Blvd. in Crescent City. Agendas and information about the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan are available