UPDATED October 16 with a statement from the district.
Another Texas teacher is accused of sex crimes against a minor student.
Keli Borish was arrested Tuesday and charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact and improper relationship between educator and student. Both are second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
According to her LinkedIn page, Borish is a teaching assistant in Keller Independent School District, though she is not listed in KISD’s staff directory.
On her Facebook page, Borish said she began student teaching in Keller ISD in August at Trinity Meadows Intermediate, working in a 6th grade English Language Arts classroom.
State records show Borish received a Texas educator certificate as an educational aide in September 2022.
Borish was booked into Tarrant County Jail on October 10 and held on a $20,000 bond for each charge. She has since been released from jail.
Texas Scorecard has contacted Keller ISD for more information. The district was on Fall break October 9-13.
On Sunday, district officials notified Trinity Meadows Intermediate School families about Borish’s arrest, referring to her as “a former paraprofessional employee who worked at Trinity Meadows IS from 2017-18 and briefly worked as a student teacher at the start of this school year until mid-September.”
The notice said the allegations were made by “a student who was under her supervision in 2017 while she was working at another school” but did not identify the campus.
Borish is the latest in a long list of Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving students and children, including some who also worked in Keller.
In 2021, Keller ISD middle school band director Jedidiah Maus was arrested for exposing himself to male students in school bathrooms, and he was charged in March 2022 with multiple felony counts of indecency with a child for acts spanning several years.