Lorey Schultz has returned to the second floor of City Hall and her job as deputy director of Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Communications Department.

Schultz was gone for about a week, while she prepared to take a $115,000 job as chief of public relations working for School Superintendent Pamela C. Brown and the Buffalo Public Schools.

Schultz had a signed contract with the superintendent before she left the Mayor’s Office, but the School Board rejected the hire in a 6-2 vote last week.

Schultz left the Mayor’s Office on good terms, and the mayor announced that she returned to her former position Monday.