Published: Aug 28, 2014 4:45 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 5:10 PM EDT

ROTUNDA, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott weighed in on the Lee County School Board's decision to opt out of state-mandated testing.

Gov. Scott was visiting Vineland Elementary School in Charlotte County for a "back-to-school tour."

When asked about the historical decision the school board made, Gov. Scott said, "We will see exactly what they did, but I think the one thing they'll have to think about is: did it impact their ability to get federal funding?"

"What impact, if they do lose that, will that have on their students?" Scott added.

Gov. Scott also said the biggest concern for a teacher, parent or student is whether the decision will reduce the schools' federal funding.