In the photo, hangar-type rooms of the Miguel Such School that are currently closed. (Josian Bruno)

The Department of Education (DE), the Public Buildings Authority (PBA), and the Office for the Improvement of Public Schools of Puerto Rico (OMEP, Spanish acronym) awarded more than $6.3 million in contracts to a company that was flagged in 2021 for alleged irregularities, without knowing the conclusion of a legal investigation on its performance initiated back then.