La Habra City School District did not violate any education codes when it ordered a freeze on automatic pay raises for its teachers.
UPDATE, DEC. 15, 2010, 1:08 P.M.: Well, the strike is over–sort of. Teachers won't be walking the picket lines, but a contract settlement is yet to be reached. Actually, it still seems far off.
Instead of keys to the classroom, the only thing waiting was a form to be signed, which said the teachers wouldn't return to the picket lines, even though an official agreement was yet to be completed.