RESOLUTION TO APPROVE CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SPEX07-CR-016, A
CATEGORY 5 SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO REQUEST APPROVAL TO OPERATE A PRIVATE
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, CEDAR RUN DISTRICT
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
- 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.
- The Special
Exception shall grant the following uses at the site:
- Primary School
- allowed in accordance with Zoning Ordinance Sections 3-305.2,
5-006, 5-501, 5-502, and 5-504.
Secondary/Advanced School - allowed in accordance with Zoning
Ordinance Sections 3-305.3, 5-006, 5-501, 5-502, and 5-504.
- This Special
Exception approval grants the Cornerstone Christian Academy a five
(5) year permit.
- No new structures
shall be constructed.
- Maximum student
enrollment per school year shall be two-hundred (200) students with
twenty-five (25) faculty members.
- Hours of school
operation shall be limited from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday
- 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.
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.
- All outdoor
recreation areas shall be fully fenced.
- 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.
- Children shall be
escorted by teachers and utilize sidewalks to access the outdoor
recreation area or other athletic fields.
- 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
- 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.
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
- The Cornerstone
Christian Academy shall obtain an appropriate lease agreement with
Vint Hill Economic Development Authority for use of the facility.
- 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.
- The school shall
provide evidence of appropriate insurance (full liability policy)
when signing the lease.
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.
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
- No food
preparation or lunch service shall be offered. Students shall bring