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NCW — It looks like local school districts will be able to pursue planned projects, as all measures in today's election are passing.

In Chelan County, the Manson School District had two levies on the ballot. Douglas and Grant county ballots included levies from the Waterville, Quincy and Ephrata school districts, and a bond proposal from Ephrata School District.

Ballots will next be counted Friday afternoon, and the election will be certified Feb. 22.

Here are the results as of Tuesday night:

Manson School District

A two-year educational programs and operations levy is passing by 481 votes (66.99 percent) to 237 votes (33.01 percent). A six-year capital levy is passing by 463 votes (67.39 percent) to 224 votes (32.61 percent).

Both are replacement levies.

The first is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, and the second is 49 cents per $1,000.

With the capital levy, the district plans to construct an early learning center, renovate facilities and continue paying for student technology.

Waterville School District

A one-year replacement educational programs and operations levy is passing by 281 votes (68.04 percent) to 132 votes (31.96 percent). A two-year capital levy is passing by 272 votes (65.86 percent) to 141 votes (34.14 percent).

The first is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, and the second is $1 per $1,000.

Money from the capital levy would go toward security cameras, emergency alarm systems, classroom computers, and facility repairs and renovations.

Quincy School District

A three-year replacement educational programs and operations levy is passing by 814 votes (62.09 percent) to 497 votes (37.91 percent). Results include Grant County.

The tax is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Ephrata School District

A two-year replacement educational programs and operations levy is passing by 1,866 votes (77.24 percent) to 550 votes (22.76 percent). A 20-year, $27.9 million bond proposal is passing by 1,844 votes (76.51 percent) to 566 votes (23.49 percent).

Results include Grant County.

The levy is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Bonds would be sold to pay for projects including: