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Manteca Adult spring registration under way
Sign in front of the Lindbergh School Educational Center on East North Street announces the registration dates for the spring semester. - photo by ROSE ALBANO RISSO
Registration is currently under way for the spring semester at the Lindbergh School in Manteca.

Deadline for registrations is Wednesday, Jan. 19. Classes for the spring term will begin Thursday, Jan. 20, and will run through May 19.

The office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so no registrations will be taken that day.

For those who have not been to the Manteca Adult School, also called Lindbergh Educational Center, in more than a year, the office has been temporarily relocated to the back of the brick building on East North Street. To access the new school office, enter through the parking lot off Sutter Street in the back.

The main brick building was shuttered late last year in the wake of the Manteca Unified School District budget crisis. Community adult classes such as quilting, guitar and medical transcription were eliminated. However, a number of classes are still available to the general public. Among them:

• General Education Development classes offered to those who want to secure an equivalent high school diploma.

• English as a Second Language classes designed to help people get better jobs.

• ROP (Regional Occupational Program) classes for high school students.

• Night school remediation classes, also for high school students.

Classes that are also available but have been moved to other locations are the following:

• Fashion merchandising, taught by Angie Anaya, is now located at Sierra High School.

• Computer classes are now being offered at Lathrop High School on West Lathrop Road in Lathrop.

Moving the above classes to those campuses meant students taking those classes won’t have to be bused from their schools to Lindbergh thereby saving transportation costs. The move also had an added benefit: easier access to the classes by the students.

Even the relocation of Principal Diane Medeiros’ offices and that of her staff to the former Career Center portable office in the back has its benefits. It made the office closer and more accessible to the students attending classes in the other portables, said Manteca Unified Senior Director of Secondary Education Clara Schmiedt during an interview in December.

About the only facilities in the Lindbergh School building that are being accessed are the restrooms. Heating and air conditioning in the building have been turned off, which means more savings for the school district.

Lindbergh School is located at 311 E. North Street. For more information about the ongoing registration for the spring semester, call the Lindbergh School office at (209) 858-7330 or log on to