LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Despite the decision to opt back in to testing, school board members agree the way students are tested needs to change.
After board member Mary Fischer changed her mind and cast today's deciding vote to bring back standardized testing, it remains unclear whether the county can make the necessary changes on its own.
Superintendent Nancy Graham says it doesn't seem likely.
"The department of education, and our state legislators have to be involved in this conversation," said Graham.
One person taking action today is board member Jeanne Dozier. She is headed to Vero Beach to try and convince other districts across the state to join together in a lawsuit that will allow them to opt out of testing without the fear of losing funding.
Don Armstrong would rather have the board take up the issue again in a more detailed motion.
"People want to kick it down the road. Give it to legislatures, give it to that person, give it to that person, you know we're elected officials, it's time we stand up for the community like they elected us to do, and do what's right," said Armstrong.