I did a google search of "school districts freezing teacher salaries," and what I found was page after page of articles about school districts across the country instituting wage freezes for school district employees.
PUSD has said that because of the State of California's budget problems, education funding for PUSD is in a state of crisis.
It's not just California. It's Idaho, Arizona, Missouri, Utah, Virginia, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, the list goes on and on.
The entire nation is facing an economic crisis, and throughout the nation, school boards are facing the reality that the only way to keep solvent, the only way to continue to provide education to students and retain important educational programs like CSR is to freeze salaries.
It's not a matter of choice, it's a matter of necessity.