BY JIM MILLER
STAFF WRITER
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 04 November 2011 12:25 PM

The San Bernardino Community College District has agreed to pay $2,000 as punishment for sending a newsletter that violated state political reform laws.

The Fair Political Practices Commission is scheduled to consider the $2,000 fine when it meets next Thursday.

In mid-March, the college district spent $24,025 to send a Spring 2011 newsletter to 202,000 households in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, according to the FPPC.

The newsletter, however, violated state rules on taxpayer-funded mass mail because its front page featured the names and photographs of the district’s seven-member Board of Trustees and there also was a letter and photograph from the board president.