STREETSBORO: Streetsboro City Schools is losing its superintendent about a year after he joined the district.

Robert Hunt is returning to Chagrin Falls schools as superintendent. He worked there for nine years, most recently as assistant superintendent, before coming to the 2,145-student Streetsboro district last May.

Streetsboro Board of Education President Kevin Grimm said Monday in a news release that Hunt’s decision was “extremely disappointing; however it’s not the end of the world.”

Grimm noted district accomplishments, such as those in academics and strategic planning.

Last November, voters overwhelmingly renewed a 5.1-mill dual-purpose levy that generates $654,633 annually for permanent improvements and $1.57 million a year for operating expenses.

The district’s general fund budget is about $20.5 million.

Hunt’s resignation will not be accepted until the school board approves the terms of his departure, which are still being worked out, according to the news release.

Grimm said the board will “not rush through the process just to pick someone” as a new superintendent.

Hunt’s annual salary in Streetsboro is $122,000.

He replaced Linda T. Keller, who resigned in December 2010 after about 2 ˝ as superintendent.

Keller joined Streetsboro in August 2008 after working as director of pupil services for the Hudson school district.

She is now superintendent of the Mid-Ohio Educational Service center, which has offices in Mansfield and provides academic and support services to 16 school districts in Crawford, Morrow and Richland counties.