WHEREAS, the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority, Owner, and the Cornerstone Christian Academy and Cornerstone Christian Ministries, Applicants, are seeking Special Exception approval to operate a private Christian school in a leased building at Vint Hill; and

WHEREAS, on July 26, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Special Exception and unanimously recommended approval of the application, subject to conditions; and

            WHEREAS, on August 9, 2007, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006 and 5-504; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 9th day of August 2007, That SPEX07-CR-016 be, and is hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:

  1. This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the Special Exception Plat approved with this application, as qualified by these development conditions.
  2. The Special Exception shall grant the following uses at the site:
    1. Primary School - allowed in accordance with Zoning Ordinance Sections 3-305.2, 5-006, 5-501, 5-502, and 5-504.
    2. Secondary/Advanced School - allowed in accordance with Zoning Ordinance Sections 3-305.3, 5-006, 5-501, 5-502, and 5-504.
  3. This Special Exception approval grants the Cornerstone Christian Academy a five (5) year permit.
  4. No new structures shall be constructed.
  5. Maximum student enrollment per school year shall be two-hundred (200) students with twenty-five (25) faculty members.
  6. Hours of school operation shall be limited from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  7. Evening high school or adult classes shall be allowed and may be scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  8. Cornerstone Christian Academy shall have the option to provide before and after school care for children attending its school.  The hours of operation shall start prior to regular school start time and continue after school, including sports and extracurricular activities, until 6:30 p.m.
  9. All outdoor recreation areas shall be fully fenced.
  10. For outdoor recreation, the number of children that may use the space at any one time is based on the size of the fenced area and the child’s school year as follows: kindergarten through grade 3 shall have 200 square feet of space per child using the recreational area at any one time; and grades 4 through 12 shall have 430 square feet per child using the recreational area at any one time.
  11. Children shall be escorted by teachers and utilize sidewalks to access the outdoor recreation area or other athletic fields.
  12. The new entrance shall be clearly designated as a point of ingress/egress. It shall be adequately marked through a combination of signage and pavement markings.
  13. An adult or teacher shall monitor regular drop-off (7:30 to 9:00 a.m.) and pick-up (3:15 to 6:30) times at the school entrance.
  14. Cornerstone Christian Academy shall be allowed to utilize the ADA approved rear entrance to the annex building until the front entrance is reconfigured for school use.  Should the warehouse space that shares the rear entrance be leased and occupied during this time, the school use shall cease until the regular entrance is constructed and approved.
  15. The Cornerstone Christian Academy shall obtain an appropriate lease agreement with Vint Hill Economic Development Authority for use of the facility.
  16. Children will be escorted by an adult at all times, including but not limited to the playground and restroom. Cornerstone Christian Academy shall use specific procedures and guidelines for adults to follow when accompanying students.  A copy of these procedures shall be submitted to the County for the project file.
  17. The school shall provide evidence of appropriate insurance (full liability policy) when signing the lease.
  18. Cornerstone Christian Academy shall have an emergency policy that includes emergency forms to be signed by parents and/or legal guardians that provide details regarding emergency care.  A copy of this document shall be submitted to the County for the project file.
  19. Cornerstone Christian Academy shall have a written emergency plan in case of accident, fire, snow, or other unforeseen occurrence. This includes an emergency call plan, posted evacuation maps, written procedures, and practice drills as mandated by state and county codes.  A copy of this document shall be submitted to the County for the project file.
  20. No food preparation or lunch service shall be offered.  Students shall bring packed lunches.


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