Also during the hearing, the superintendent testified that a staff member forwarded Ciripompa’s “Twitter” page to the superintendent, which led to the discovery of additional nude pictures and disclosed that many of the photos were sent during working hours. Some of the nude photos were of women, while others were of Ciripompa himself. The review of Ciripompa’s district email account also revealed numerous emails of a sexually explicit nature.During defense testimony, a psychologist testified that Ciripompa "was not pathological," although the doctor did not administer any tests. "In testifying on his own behalf," notes NJSBA, "Ciripompa did not refute any of the allegations made by district employees."
The arbiter ruled that none of these offenses precluded Ciripompa from returning to the classroom and dismissed the tenure charges.
Bound Brook has appealed the ruling.to the State Supreme Court. One of the concerns with TEACHNJ (the tenure and teacher evaluation reform law) is that administrative judges used to hear tenure cases, but now arbiters do. Often arbiters come from labor backgrounds and don't necessarily understand school law. NJSBA says it will monitor the case and keep board members apprised of outcomes.