This article says they are.
However, the Times has reported that Munster teacher salaries are frozen, but they really are not. The teachers are still on a salary schedule, which increases their salary every year, from 2 to 3 %. What is really frozen is increases in the schedule. The contract was to increase the schedule by 3% per year (resulting in as much as a 6% raise per year!), which is what was eliminated in return for no layoffs (and which I thank the teachers for doing, very classy).
So... what's the real story with Lake Central? Is there still a salary schedule that results in pay increases every year?
As for the subject of the article, Lake Central is at the bottom of the list when it comes to state revenue per pupil, right next to Munster. This state pays schools for non-performance, for all intents and purposes.
How should Lake Central and Musnter address this? Sign up every single kid for the federal free lunch program. Evidently, the Feds don't audit it, and the state uses those statistics to set their funding level.
There literally is a free lunch! Well, except if you're a taxpayer, but nobody cares about us!