In East Helena, the $41,655 levy passed by just 42 votes, 1,179 to 1,137, for its three schools that serve kids in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Superintendant Ron Whitmoyer said the levy means the district will be able to maintain existing programs.
In Townsend, three candidates vied for two seats on the five-person board. Incumbent Kevin McDonnell, the board chairman, landed 340 votes. Debbie Cain won the other seat, held by Carrie Harper, with 316 votes, beating Brad Campbell's tally of 144, according to Superintendant Brian Patrick.
The district will hold a vote on a mill levy in late June.
In Lincoln, 171 out of 870 eligible voters cast ballots. Incumbent Teresa Burris won a new one-year term, defeating Michele Kegel, 102 to 69.
Another incumbent, Bob Wood, was unopposed for a new three-year term.