This is the Dilbert cartoon for March 31, 2010.
In it, Catbert, the Evil Human Resources Director, explains that leadership is the art of trading imaginary things in the future for real things today.
This is precisely the art of leadership practiced by Seattle Public Schools. Think of all of the imaginary future things they have promised in exchange for real things in the present. Then remember how few (if any) of the imaginary future things ever materialized.
When dealing with the public, the real thing they want in the present is usually your willingness to accept a change that is unacceptable and the imaginary thing in the future is some action that will mitigate the damage done by the change.
For example, if the APP community won't kick up too much of a fuss over the split of the program, then the District will deliver an aligned, written, taught and tested curriculum concurrent with the split. The APP community didn't oppose the split, but the District never delivered - and now clearly never will deliver - the promised curriculum.
This is the standard modus operandi for the District. DO NOT ACCEPT THESE DEALS.
Tell them that their credit is no good and demand the mitigation come first.
You could demand a lot of other things, but don't. You could demand the deal be put in writing. You could demand objective measures of completion. You could have them make it a promise from the District rather than a from an individual. You could demand contingencies (i.e. "If this isn't done then..."). You can demand all of these things. You can even demand that the Board vote to direct the superintendent to fulfill the commitment. None of that is any good. They can and have weaseled out of every one of those sorts of situations. Don't accept any of them.
You must absolutely insist that they come through first. If you ever accept any sort of deal with the District in which you do not get them to fulfill their part of the bargain first, then you will never see them fulfill their part of the bargain. They never have before and they never will.