Homewood School District 153 approved its 2017 tax levy of $14.4 million at the Dec. 11 board of education meeting. The district expects to collect an additional $400,000 over last year’s receipts. It is holding the increase within the required tax cap limitations. The amount stays within the 2.1 percent Consumer Price Index limit and allows for some new property that will be on the tax rolls, said John Gibson, the chief school finance officer.One change that will help the district is an ability to raise additional funds in the education fund. Schools . . .