January
  • Newly-elected state officers, legislators and Kansas State Board of Education members take office.  (Odd-numbered years)
  • Newly elected members of Congress take office.
  • Kansas Legislature convenes.   (Second Monday)
  • Governor's State of the State and budget message.   (Usually the second day of session)
  • Kansas State Board of Education organizes.
February
  • Legislature considers bills in the first house.
  • President’s State of the Union and budget message to Congress.
  • NSBA Federal Relations Network Conference   (Washington, D.C.)
  • KASB Governmental Relations Seminar.
March
  • Legislative "turnaround;" most bills must pass the first house or are dead for the session.
  • Legislature considers bills in the second house.
April
  • Legislative "first adjournment;" most bills must be sent to the Governor.
  • Legislature convenes to consider vetoed bills, omnibus and reconciliation bills.
  • Local school board elections  (Odd-numbered years—first Tuesday)
May
  • Sine Die Adjournment.
June
  • KASB Legislative Committee begins development of policy changes.
  • Interim legislative committees assigned.
  • Filing deadline for General Election   (Even-numbered years).
July
  • State fiscal year begins.
  • State Board begins budget development for next fiscal year.
August
  • Primary Election.   (Even-numbered years - second Tuesday)
  • KASB Legislative Committee finalizes recommendations to Delegate Assembly.
  • State Board finalizes budget request for next fiscal year.
September
  • Congress completes federal budget appropriations, or passes continuing resolution.
October
  • Federal fiscal year begins.
November
  • General Election.   (Even-numbered years - second Tuesday)
  • Interim legislative committees report to the next session.
December
  • KASB Delegate Assembly adopts policy positions.
  • Legislative caucuses choose leaders.  (House in even-numbered years; Senate every four years)