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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 related budget initiatives and research agenda; coordinating agency policy development; analyzing key legislation affecting schools, libraries, and the department; position management throughout the department; and providing technical assistance in management, planning, and resource development. 

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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

VACANT Budget and Policy Analyst 

Carl Frederick, Research Analyst, (608) 267-9279

Justin Meyer, Research Analyst, (608) 266-5186

Kerry Lawton, Research Analyst (State Longitudinal Data System project), (608) 267-2276