Thursday night is the final public forum for Tulsa Public Schools as the district tries to figure out how to slash $20 million from its budget heading into the next school year. But the Superintendent is holding a more informal meeting first on Thursday morning.

Superintendent  Dr. Deborah Gist is meeting with the public at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial High School.

"It is hard for people to fathom that we are continuing to do this to our public education system, and we empathize with that in really deep ways," said Superintendent Deborah Gist.

"This is extraordinarily painful, and it should absolutely not be happening."

This is the 11th, and final, meeting where district leaders can meet with parents to get their input on how to best deal with the massive budget deficit.

Dr. Gist told News On 6 that everything is being considered in terms of where cuts could be made.

This effects the 2020-2021 school year budget.

Both meetings Thursday are open to the public.