HURRICANE HARDENING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in a hard fought battle for a U.S. Senate seat, announces plans to release added funding to secure school buildings against future hurricanes. A new Liberty County high school is the first target. Many schools in the Panhandle were devastated by Hurricane Michael. • The Bay County school district sets its post-hurricane student calendar for the remainder of the academic year, the Panama City News Herald reports.CAMPAIGN TRAIL: With Election Day one day away, the Tampa Bay Times offers overviews of eight local school board races. • Palm Beach County school officials and employees imagine the worst if the district's property tax referendum fails, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The two candidates for Florida governor agree on the need to grow the state's vocational and technical education offerings, Florida Phoenix reports.SECURITY: Florida's new school threat reporting application is already generating leads in northeast Florida, WJXT reports. • Twenty-eight Lee County schools are scheduled to receive security upgrades such as new door locks and video monitors, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.TURNAROUNDS: Manatee County school district officials are mum on thoughts for two schools on the brink of state-mandated improvement plans if they don't get better student test results, the Bradenton Herald reports.ADVANCED PLACEMENT: The Orange County school district's full-court press to get students into AP courses works well for some students, but others say they struggle after being forced into the classes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.GO TO SCHOOL: Children living in Sarasota County public housing improve their school attendance, as a result of a four-year-old program that makes it a lease violation if the parents don't have their kids attend regularly, the Herald-Tribune reports.EDUCATION MATTERS: Florida "influencers" place education at the top of the state's most important policy issues for the coming year, the Miami Herald reports.CLASSROOM TECH: The Lake County school district expands its efforts to have one-to-one devices for students with Chromebooks for all at Mount Dora High, the Daily Commercial reports.LAND FOR SALE: The Volusia County School Board is set to sell two surplus properties to generate $8 million for capital projects, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.AFTER SCHOOL: Jacksonville's Communities in Schools program has spent 20 years helping low-income children succeed in school, the Florida Times-Union reports.HELPING HAND: Tallahassee Community College sends extra equipment to a Leon County middle school that had more students show up than expected, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.THREATS: An Okaloosa County middle school student faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to shoot up a school bus, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • School threats continue to come to Manatee County schools, despite the warnings that arrest follows, the Bradenton Herald reports.