Washington state school district seeks levy cap removal

ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state school board has asked the state Legislature to remove a cap on how much money school districts can collect through local fees and taxes. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that the Anacortes School Board signed a resolution during a December meeting to find a solution against the cap. Officials say the Anacortes district collected $1.2 million less than what voters approved for this school year and expects that number to increase if the cap stays in place. School district officials say they need to collect the local voter-approved levies to meet school needs and continue servicing their students, families and communities.