The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $3.969 million contract to demolish the old Carver Center building and replace it with a new set of athletics fields.

“I don’t know how anyone can expect a high school to be a high school without sports fields,” Lawrence Schmidt, president of the school board, said before the vote. “I think that is an integral part, from my own perspective, of a high school.”

The construction of fields and demolition of the old building, which was granted to Roy Kirby & Sons, Inc., is the second phase of construction at the Carver site. In August, students moved into an $88 million schoolhouse with tennis courts and one athletic field.

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