Cost probed of moving town offices to middle school

The School Committee wants to know how much it might have to pay the state if the Memorial Middle School is used for municipal offices instead of education, an idea being informally floated around town. The state School Building Authority paid almost $9 million of the $12.2 million total cost of renovating the middle school in 2002, according to Hull Superintendent Kathleen Tyrell. She said the School Committee asked her in January to find out from the state agency whether Hull would have to repay some of that money if the school is no longer used for education. “I’m not implying that the committee wants to do that, not at all,” she added. “They just want as much information as possible as to the ramifications.”