He faces charges of public defecation, lewdness and littering.
The Kenilworth school superintendent charged Monday with defecating in public was caught in the act at the Holmdel High School football field and track after surveillance was set up due to human feces being found "on a daily basis", police said.
Tramaglini was appointed the Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent in December 2015. The charges were filed Monday, according to published reports.
The school resource officer at Holmdel High School in central New Jersey was alerted after coaches and staff members said they were finding human feces on or near the high school track area and football field "on a daily basis".
Staff and the school resource officer monitored the area and identified Tramaglini as the suspect.
Holmdel police said the investigation that led to Tramaglini's arrest was initiated by complaints from school staffers using the fields.
Tramaglini is paid about $147,500 by Kenilworth schools. Leave can only be unpaid if a person is indicted or faces tenure charged, the district said, citing state law. Of the more than 20 comments posted about the story on the Asbury Park Press Facebook site, comments mostly focused on the overwhelming power of nature.
Tramaglini is scheduled to appear in Holmdel Municipal Court on May 7.
Forty-two-year-old Thomas Tramaglini aka the "Pooper-intendent" is now on a paid leave of absence following the accusations.