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Policy and Budget Team

Welcome to the Policy and Budget team home page.

What We Do

The team performs budget and policy analysis and research, as well as budget, legislative, and federal-state planning functions. Responsibilities of the team include: developing the agency's education agenda/budget initiatives; coordinating agency policy development; analyzing and monitoring key legislation affecting schools, libraries, and the department; coordinating and recommending administrative rule development; coordinating the department's federal grant application process; coordinating the position management information system; and providing technical assistance in management planning and resource development.

Policy and Budget Team - Staff Assignments 

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Team Members & E-Mail Addresses:


Erin Fath, Policy and Budget Director, (608) 266-2804

Ben Kopitzke, Budget and Policy Analyst (Position Control/Operations/Technical), (608) 266-1344
Carl Bryan, Budget and Policy Analyst (Administrative Rules Coordinator), (608) 267-9127
Grant Huber, Budget and Policy Analyst (Legislative Tracking Coordinator), (608) 267-2003
Carl Frederick, Research Analyst, (608) 267-9279
Justin Meyer, Research Analyst, (608) 266-5186