Both of the Methow Valley School District levy proposals on the Tuesday (Feb. 9) ballot were being approved by comfortable margins after the first round of ballot counting, the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported.

A proposal to replace the existing maintenance and operations levy drew 967 “yes” votes (61 percent) and 617 “no” votes (39 percent).

The second proposal, to replace the existing levy to support educational technology improvements, drew 943 “yes” votes (59 percent) and 643 “no” votes (41 percent).

The next round of results will be reported on Friday (Feb. 12), the auditor’s office said. Most local ballots have been counted as of Tuesday.