Making short work out of one of the longest town meeting seasons in recent memory, West Tisbury voters approved a revised $6.8 million school budget at a brief special town meeting Tuesday night.

In less than 10 minutes the budget was approved with a minor amendment and no discussion.

“We are going to get ahead of the process next year and will work to avoid the situation we had this year,” up-Island school committee chairman Michael Marcus told voters.

At the annual town election in April voters rejected a $300,000 Proposition 2 1/2 override question for the school budget, sending the up-Island district school committee back to the drawing board on the $10.4 million budget that serves the Chilmark and West Tisbury schools. In a flurry of meetings, the committee reduced the budget to $10.3 million by trimming hours, shifting some positions and drawing heavily from the district’s excess and deficiency fund, roughly the equivalent of free cash in a municipal budget.

Meanwhile, the revised school budget for West Tisbury needed a second vote, and got it on Tuesday night, after it took nearly half an hour to reach a quorum. The vote was nearly unanimous, but not quite, with a small scattering of nays. One came from selectman and school committee member Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd, an outspoken critic of escalating school costs.

Voters agreed to take no action on a second article asking the town to withdraw from the regional school district.

Outgoing West Tisbury school committee member Dan Cabot was praised for his long service to the town, and retiring superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss got a standing ovation.

And then there was more applause as moderator Dan Waters adjourned the meeting at 7:33 p.m.