A draft IEP is any potential change to a student's IEP that is pre-written prior to the IEP meeting for review.
2. Is my child's school required to make a draft of the IEP?
7. Does this rule apply to a behavior intervention plan?
If your child's IEP says that behavior is being addressed through a functional behavior assessment (FBA) or a behavior intervention plan (BIP) and the school is proposing a change to those documents, then YES, they would still need to follow this rule and give you a copy of any drafts created unless you opt out of receiving it.
8. If I am a surrogate or foster parent, will I still get a copy of the draft IEP?
If you have been designated as a surrogate or foster parent according to the state's rules and definitions, then YES you will still be able to receive a copy of the draft IEP.
9. My district said I could waive my rights to this draft. Should I?
Of course you can opt out of receiving the draft if you so choose, but this rule was put into place to help families better prepare for their child's IEP. So if you are offered a draft it would probably be in your best interest to accept it. You should also know that some districts have used that waiving of rights to waive it for an undetermined amount of time, which means you may not be notified about drafts in the future if you opt out. This goes against the spirit of the rule as set by the State Department of Education.