The state says a brochure mailed to Marshfield residents before last November’s vote to build a new high school was sent in violation of campaign finance laws.
The Marshfield High School Building Committee spent $6,335 of the $10,000 in town funds approved to design, print, and mail the brochure.
The state says the mailings were intended to influence the ballot using public money and therefore broke the law.
The 15 committee members must pay a collective fine of $1,000.
The co-chair says members didn’t know they were committing a violation.